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opiate

[ noun, adjective oh-pee-it, -eyt; verb oh-pee-eyt ]
/ noun, adjective 藞o蕣 pi 瑟t, -藢e瑟t; verb 藞o蕣 pi藢e瑟t /
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Definition of opiate

noun
adjective
verb (used with object), o路pi路at路ed, o路pi路at路ing.
to subject to an opiate; stupefy: The violent patients were routinely opiated.
to dull or deaden: This dreadful music is opiating my spirit.
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Origin of opiate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Middle French, from Medieval Latin opi膩tus 鈥渂ringing sleep,鈥 equivalent to Latin opi(um) 鈥減oppy juice鈥 + adjective suffix -膩tus; see origin at opium, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM opiate

un路o路pi路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for opiate

opiate

noun (藞蓹蕣p瑟瑟t)
adjective (藞蓹蕣p瑟瑟t)
containing or consisting of opium
inducing relaxation; soporific
verb (藞蓹蕣p瑟藢e瑟t) (tr) rare
to treat with an opiate
to dull or deaden

Word Origin for opiate

C16: from Medieval Latin opi膩tus; from Latin opium poppy juice, opium
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Medical definitions for opiate

opiate
[ 艒p膿-沫t, -膩t鈥 ]

n.
Any of various sedative narcotics that contain opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance that has sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives.opioid
adj.
Of or containing opium or any of its derivatives.
Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
v.
To subject to the action of an opiate.

Other words from opiate

opi鈥te (-沫t, -膩t鈥) adj.
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