Definition of Opiate

1. Noun. A narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative.

Specialized synonyms: Codeine, Fentanyl, Sublimaze, Diacetylmorphine, Heroin, Laudanum, Tincture Of Opium, Morphia, Morphine
Generic synonyms: Narcotic
Terms within: Opium



Definition of Opiate

1. n. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistence than sirup, prepared with opium.

2. a. Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes.

3. v. t. To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep.

Definition of Opiate

1. Adjective. Relating to, resembling, or containing opium. ¹

2. Adjective. Soporific; inducing sleep or sedation. ¹

3. Adjective. Deadening; causing apathy or dullness. ¹

4. Noun. A drug, hormone or other substance derived from or related to opium. ¹

5. Noun. Something that dulls the senses and induces a false and unrealistic sense of contentment. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To treat with an opiate drug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Opiate

1. to treat with opium [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Opiate

1. A remedy containing or derived from opium, also any drug that induces sleep. Naturally occuring basic (alkaloid) molecules with a complex fused ring structure. Have high pharmacological activity. See: morphine. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opiate

ophthalmoscope
ophthalmoscopes
ophthalmoscopic
ophthalmoscopy
ophthalmoscopy with reflected light
ophthalmotrope
ophthalmovascular
ophthalmy
ophthamology
ophthocillin
opia
opianic
opianic acid
opianine
opianyl
opiate (current term)
opiate receptor
opiate receptors
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opiatelike
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opie
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opifice
opificer
opificers
opinable
opination
opinations

Literary usage of Opiate

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1. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"First, no obvious signs of opiate dependence develop in animals allowed to work for low ... However, opiate reinforcement can also be demonstrated in a ..."

2. The Narcotic Drug Problem by Ernest Simons Bishop (1920)
"Acute opiate need is clinically typical of intense suffering and prostration from the ... Its symptoms cannot be due to opiate, for the reason that the ..."

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