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opiate

adjective

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opiate

noun

Synonyms of opiate (Entry 2 of 2)

something that soothes, calms, or induces passivity or a sense of security
  • a cultural critic who argues that the Internet has now joined television as an opiate of the American people

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The first known use of opiate was in the 15th century

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“Opiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/opiate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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