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opiate

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noun opi·ate \ˈō-pē-ət, -ˌāt\

Medical Definition of opiate

  1. 1:  a drug (as morphine, heroin, and codeine) containing or derived from opium and tending to induce sleep and to alleviate pain; broadly :  narcotic 1

  2. 2:  opioid 1




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opiate

adjective opi·ate

Medical Definition of opiate

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being opium or an opium derivative

  2. 2:  of, relating to, binding, or being an opiate <opiate receptors>





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