nitrogen narcosis

nitrogen narcosis
ni′trogen narco`sis
n.
pat a stupor or euphoria induced in deep-sea divers when nitrogen from air enters the blood at higher than atmospheric pressure
Also called rapture of the deep
Etymology: 1935–40

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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