[nahr-kuh-mey-nee-uh] /ˌnɑr kəˈmeɪ ni ə/

Psychiatry. abnormal craving for a drug to deaden pain.

a passion or craving for narcotic drugs
Word Origin

narco(tic) + mania

1887, from narco- + mania.


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