Opiate



[noun, adjective oh-pee-it, -eyt; verb oh-pee-eyt] /noun, adjective ˈoʊ pi ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈoʊ piˌeɪt/

noun
1.
a drug containing opium or its derivatives, used in medicine for inducing sleep and relieving pain.
2.
any sedative, soporific, or narcotic.
3.
anything that causes dullness or inaction or that soothes the feelings.
adjective
4.
mixed or prepared with opium.
5.
inducing sleep; soporific; narcotic.
6.
causing dullness or inaction.
verb (used with object), opiated, opiating.
7.
to subject to an opiate; stupefy.
8.
to dull or deaden.
noun (ˈəʊpɪɪt)
1.
any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
2.
any other narcotic or sedative drug
3.
something that soothes, deadens, or induces sleep
adjective (ˈəʊpɪɪt)
4.
containing or consisting of opium
5.
inducing relaxation; soporific
verb (transitive) (rare) (ˈəʊpɪˌeɪt)
6.
to treat with an opiate
7.
to dull or deaden
n.

“medicine containing opium,” early 15c., from Medieval Latin opiatus, from Latin opium (see opium). Figurative sense of “anything that dulls the feelings” is from 1640s. From 1540s in English as an adjective, “made with or containing opium.”

opiate o·pi·ate (ō’pē-ĭt, -āt’)
n.

adj.

v. o·pi·at·ed, o·pi·at·ing, o·pi·ates (-āt’)
To subject to the action of an opiate.o’pi·ate (-ĭt, -āt’) adj.

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