Opiate meaning

ōpē-ĭt, -āt
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.

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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.

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Any of various sedative narcotics containing opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
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A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance having sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives.

A natural brain opiate.

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Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or torpor.
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Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
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Causing dullness or apathy; deadening.
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To subject to the action of an opiate.
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To dull or deaden as if with a narcotic drug.
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Any drug containing opium or any of its derivatives, and acting as a sedative and narcotic.
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Anything tending to quiet, soothe, or deaden.
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Containing opium.
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Bringing sleep, quiet, or ease; narcotic.
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To treat with an opiate.
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To dull; deaden.
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Any of various analgesic, narcotic drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine or codeine.
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Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or torpor.
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Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
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Causing dullness or apathy; deadening.
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To subject to the action of an opiate.
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To dull or deaden as if with a narcotic drug.
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Relating to, resembling, or containing opium.
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Soporific; inducing sleep or sedation.
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A drug, hormone or other substance derived from or related to opium.
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Something that dulls the senses and induces a false and unrealistic sense of contentment.
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To treat with an opiate drug.
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Origin of opiate

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin opiātum from Latin opium opium opium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition