AskDefine | Define narcosis

Dictionary Definition

narcosis n : unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia

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Pronunciation

  • /nɑɹ'koʊ.sɪs/ (US)
  • /nɑː'kəʊ.sɪs/ (UK)

Noun

  1. Unconsciousness caused by a drug, anaesthetic or other chemical substance.

Extensive Definition

Narcosis may refer to:
In music:
In fiction:
  • Narcosis: Enemy of Batman that uses gas to turn his victims into a state of Bliss. (Shadow of the Bat #78 - Aftershock)
  • Temporal narcosis, causes a person to experience neurophysical stress when entering another continuum in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Timescape

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