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noun opi·ate \ˈō-pē-ət, -ˌāt\

Definition of opiate

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

  2. 2 :  something that induces rest or inaction or quiets uneasiness regarded television as an opiate

Examples of opiate in a sentence

  1. Many see television as an opiate of the masses.

  2. a cultural critic who argues that the Internet has now joined television as an opiate of the American people

15th Century

First Known Use of opiate

15th century

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opiate

adjective opi·ate

Definition of opiate

  1. 1a :  containing or mixed with opiumb :  of, relating to, binding, or being an opiate opiate receptors

  2. 2a :  inducing sleep :  narcoticb :  causing dullness or inaction

Examples of opiate in a sentence

  1. morphine is an opiate drug

1543

First Known Use of opiate

1543

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OPIATE Defined for English Language Learners

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opiate

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noun opi·ate \ˈō-pē-ət, -ˌāt\

Definition of opiate for English Language Learners

  • : a drug (such as morphine or codeine) that is made from opium and that is used to reduce pain or cause sleep

  • : something that causes people to ignore problems and to relax instead of doing things that need to be done


Medical Dictionary

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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—not used technically


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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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