opiate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK)
    • (adjective, noun) enPR: ōʹpē-ət, IPA(key): /ˈəʊpiət/
    • (verb) enPR: ōʹpē-āt', IPA(key): /ˈəʊpiˌeɪt/
  • (US)
    • (adjective, noun) enPR: ōʹpē-ət, IPA(key): /ˈoʊpiət/
    • (verb) enPR: ōʹpē-āt, IPA(key): /ˌoʊpieɪt/

Adjective[edit]

opiate (not comparable)

  1. Relating to, resembling, or containing opium.
  2. Soporific; inducing sleep or sedation.
  3. Deadening; causing apathy or dullness.

Noun[edit]

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opiate (plural opiates)

  1. A drug, hormone or other substance derived from or related to opium.
  2. Something that dulls the senses and induces a false and unrealistic sense of contentment.
    • Bentley
      They chose atheism as an opiate.

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Verb[edit]

opiate (third-person singular simple present opiates, present participle opiating, simple past and past participle opiated)

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

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opiāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of opiātus

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

opiate m

  1. locative singular form of opiatas.
  2. vocative singular form of opiatas.