What does the word narcotic mean?

Usage examples for narcotic

  1. The little place was very peaceful and quiet, lulling one like a narcotic. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. Clarisse Mergy shook her head: " No, no, I don't think that; the noise will not have roused him, for we postponed the attempt for twenty- four hours so that the portress might put a narcotic in his wine." – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc