- The definition of opiate is something related to opium, an addictive narcotic made from the poppy, or is something that makes you sleep or dazed.
Heroin is an example of a drug that would be described as an opiate drug.
- An opiate is defined as an addictive drug made from the opium poppy that has morphine-like, soothing effects.
The drug heroin is an example of an opiate.
- any drug containing opium or any of its derivatives, and acting as a sedative and narcotic
- anything tending to quiet, soothe, or deaden
Origin of opiateMedieval Latin opiatum: see opium
- containing opium
- bringing sleep, quiet, or ease; narcotic
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- Rare to treat with an opiate
- to dull; deaden
- Any of various analgesic, narcotic drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine or codeine.
- See opioid.
- Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or torpor.
- a. Containing opium or any of its derivatives.b. Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
- Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
- Causing dullness or apathy; deadening.
transitive verbo·pi·at·ed, o·pi·at·ing, o·pi·ates
- To subject to the action of an opiate.
- To dull or deaden as if with a narcotic drug.
Origin of opiateMiddle English from Medieval Latin opiātum from Latin opium opium ; see opium .
(third-person singular simple present opiates, present participle opiating, simple past and past participle opiated)
- To treat with an opiate drug.