|1.||any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors|
|2.||any other narcotic or sedative drug|
|3.||something that soothes, deadens, or induces sleep|
|4.||containing or consisting of opium|
|5.||inducing relaxation; soporific|
|6.||to treat with an opiate|
|7.||to dull or deaden|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin opiātus; from Latin opium poppy juice, |
opiate o·pi·ate (ō'pē-ĭt, -āt')
Any of various sedative narcotics that contain opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance that has sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives. Also called opioid.
Of or containing opium or any of its derivatives.
Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.