What does Opiate mean?

Definitions for Opiate
ˈoʊ pi ɪt, -ˌeɪt; ˈoʊ piˌeɪtOpi·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opiatenoun

    a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative


  1. opiatenoun

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

  2. opiatenoun

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

  3. opiateverb

    To treat with an opiate drug.

  4. opiateadjective

    Relating to, resembling, or containing opium.

  5. opiateadjective

    Soporific; inducing sleep or sedation.

  6. opiateadjective

    Deadening; causing apathy or dullness.


  1. Opiate

    In medicine, the term opiate describes any of the narcotic opioid alkaloids found as natural products in the opium poppy plant, Papaver somniferum.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opiate

    ō′pi-āt, n. a drug containing opium to induce sleep: that which dulls sensation, physical or mental.—adj. inducing sleep.—adj. O′piated.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Opiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Opiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Opiate in a Sentence

  1. Cyril Connolly:

    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.

  2. Clare Boothe Luce:

    Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals -- With no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.

  3. Thomas Frieden:

    There are lots of people who have not yet gotten an opiate and we need to protect them from the risk of getting addicted.

  4. Henry Spiller:

    If you look at the effects, it's not really the expected opioid effects, we see seizures, tachycardia [ rapid heartbeat ], hypertension, agitation. If it were an opiate, we would expect respiratory depression.

  5. A. W. Tozer:

    The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.

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