verb (used with object), o·pi·at·ed, o·pi·at·ing.
Origin of opiate
Examples from the Web for opiate
The three main types of medication for opiate withdrawal and recovery are methadone, buphrenorphine, and naltrexone.
For one, despite evidence to their efficacy, many insurance plans will not cover the costs of opiate replacement therapies.
Without a complete overhaul of the opiate world, he worries it will continue.
Part of the problem is that opiate drugs are out there in too vast quantity.
Think of the person you know (or your friend who knows someone) who has died because of a heroin, or opiate, overdose.
This is partly due to an opiate I have administered to insure complete quiet; and he will not awake for several hours yet.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
In spite of his groans and anguish, the old notary was insensible under the influence of an opiate.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
After a while the sick man became quieter, but he still refused to take the opiate.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
It is an inflammatory, not a sedative prescription: it is rather a blister than an opiate.
Nutritious food, alcoholic restoratives and stimulant doses of opiate remedies are most serviceable.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for opiate
verb (ˈəʊpɪˌeɪt) (tr) rare
Word Origin for opiate
Word Origin and History for opiate
"medicine containing opium," early 15c., from Medieval Latin opiatus, from Latin opium (see opium). Figurative sense of "anything that dulls the feelings" is from 1640s. From 1540s in English as an adjective, "made with or containing opium."