[noun, adjective oh-pee-it, -eyt; verb oh-pee-eyt] /noun, adjective ˈoʊ pi ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈoʊ piˌeɪt/
a drug containing opium or its derivatives, used in medicine for inducing sleep and relieving pain.
any sedative, soporific, or narcotic.
anything that causes dullness or inaction or that soothes the feelings.
mixed or prepared with opium.
inducing sleep; soporific; narcotic.
causing dullness or inaction.
verb (used with object), opiated, opiating.
to subject to an opiate; stupefy.
to dull or deaden.
any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
any other narcotic or sedative drug
something that soothes, deadens, or induces sleep
containing or consisting of opium
inducing relaxation; soporific
verb (transitive) (rare) (ˈəʊpɪˌeɪt)
to treat with an opiate
to dull or deaden
“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’)
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.
- Opiate receptor
opiate receptor n. Any of various cell membrane receptors that can bind with morphine and other opiates; concentrations of such receptors are especially high in regions of the brain having pain-related functions.
[oh-pee-at-ik] /ˌoʊ piˈæt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling .
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[oh-pahyn] /oʊˈpaɪn/ verb (used with or without object), opined, opining. 1. to hold or express an . /əʊˈpaɪn/ verb 1. (when transitive, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a sad mistake v. “express an opinion,” mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly […]