opioidlike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

opioid +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

opioidlike (comparative more opioidlike, superlative most opioidlike)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of opioids.
    • 2008 May 6, Jane E. Brody, “The Growing Wave of Teenage Self-Injury”, New York Times:
      Experts theorize that it may be reinforced by the release in the brain of opioidlike endorphins that result in a natural high and emotional relief.