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NARCOLEPTIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does narcoleptic mean? 

NARCOLEPTIC (noun)
  The noun NARCOLEPTIC has 2 senses:

1. a person who has narcolepsy
2. a soporific drug that produces an uncontrollable desire to sleep

  Familiarity information: NARCOLEPTIC used as a noun is rare.


NARCOLEPTIC (adjective)
  The adjective NARCOLEPTIC has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to narcolepsy

  Familiarity information: NARCOLEPTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NARCOLEPTIC (noun)


Sense 1narcoleptic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who has narcolepsy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("narcoleptic" is a kind of...):

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)


Sense 2narcoleptic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soporific drug that produces an uncontrollable desire to sleep

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("narcoleptic" is a kind of...):

hypnotic; soporific (a drug that induces sleep)


NARCOLEPTIC (adjective)


Sense 1narcoleptic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to narcolepsy

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

narcolepsy (a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep)


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