opiate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Opiate \O"pi*ate\, n. [From Opium: cf. F. opiat.]
   1. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistency than
      sirup, prepared with opium. --Parr.
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   2. Any medicine that contains opium, and has the quality of
      inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic.
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   3. Anything which induces rest or inaction; that which quiets
      uneasiness.
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            They chose atheism as an opiate.      --Bentley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Opiate \O"pi*ate\, a. [See Opium.]
   Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne;
   causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of
   Hermes. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Opiate \O"pi*ate\, v. t.
   To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep.
   [R.] --Fenton.
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