Definitions for opiateˈoʊ pi ɪt, -ˌeɪt; ˈoʊ piˌeɪt
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a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
A drug, hormone or other substance derived from or related to opium.
Something that dulls the senses and induces a false and unrealistic sense of contentment.
To treat with an opiate drug.
Relating to, resembling, or containing opium.
Soporific; inducing sleep or sedation.
Deadening; causing apathy or dullness.
In medicine, the term opiate describes any of the narcotic opioid alkaloids found as natural products in the opium poppy plant, Papaver somniferum.
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Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals -- With no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
There are lots of people who have not yet gotten an opiate and we need to protect them from the risk of getting addicted.
The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.
I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
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