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opiate

o·pi·ate

opiate

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o pi eIt [or] o pi iht
definition 1: any of a number of drugs containing or made from opium that induce calmness, stupor, or sleep, or relieve pain.
Heroin and morphine are opiates and highly addictive drugs.
similar words:
anesthetic, dope, drug, heroin, horse, laudanum, morphine, narcotic, opium, poppy, sedative, smack
definition 2: any drug that has similar effects.
synonyms:
depressant, hypnotic, narcotic, sedative, soporific, tranquilizer
similar words:
analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, barbiturate, dope, downer, drug, lenitive, methadone, painkiller
definition 3: anything that induces relaxation, calm, or stupor.
Television was his opiate, and he spent every moment he could lounging in front of it.
synonyms:
narcotic, opium
similar words:
nepenthe
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: o pi eIt [or] o pi iht
definition 1: having opium or another opiate as an ingredient.
synonyms:
narcotic
definition 2: inducing calm, stupor, or sleep.
synonyms:
hypnotic, narcotic, sedative, soporific
similar words:
anesthetic, calming, soothing
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: o pi eIt
inflections: opiated, opiates, opiating
definition 1: to treat or drug with or as if with an opiate.
synonyms:
drug, narcotize, sedate
similar words:
anesthetize, dope, tranquilize
definition 2: to cause to be dull or stupefied.
synonyms:
narcotize
similar words:
deaden, dull, stupefy