Definition of Narco-state

1. Noun. An area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent. "This Mexican town has become a narco-state that ships 100 pounds of cocaine to the United States every day"




Definition of Narco-state

1. Noun. A state whose economy depends heavily on narcotics and other drugs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Narco-state

narcissisms
narcissist
narcissistic
narcissistic personality
narcissistic personality disorder
narcissistical
narcissistically
narcissists
narcissus
narcissuses
narcist
narcistic
narcists
narco
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narco-state (current term)
narcoanalyses
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narcocorrido
narcocorridos
narcocracies
narcocracy
narcodollar
narcodollars
narcohypnia
narcohypnosis
narcohypnotic

Literary usage of Narco-state

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1. Afghanistan Reconstruction: Despite Some Progress, Deteriorating Security by David Gootnick (2005)
"... the verge of becoming a narco-state.62 The increase in opium production and trafficking is threatening reconstruction and state-building in Afghanistan, ..."

2. Threat To U.s. Trade And Finance From Drug Trafficking And International edited by Charles E. Grassley (1999)
"Nigeria has become a virtual narco-state, the home of major drug rings. The American sailors arrested in Naples in May for narco- trafficking were working ..."

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