un opiated

opiate

[n., adj. oh-pee-it, -eyt; v. oh-pee-eyt]
noun
1.
a drug containing opium or its derivatives, used in medicine for inducing sleep and relieving pain.
2.
any sedative, soporific, or narcotic.
3.
anything that causes dullness or inaction or that soothes the feelings.
adjective
4.
mixed or prepared with opium.
5.
inducing sleep; soporific; narcotic.
6.
causing dullness or inaction.
verb (used with object), opiated, opiating.
7.
to subject to an opiate; stupefy.
8.
to dull or deaden.

Origin:
1535–45; < Medieval Latin opiātus bringing sleep, equivalent to Latin opi(um) opium + -ātus -ate1

unopiated, adjective


2. drug. 3. anodyne. 5. sedative.


2. stimulant.
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opiate
 
n
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
 
adj
4.  containing or consisting of opium
5.  inducing relaxation; soporific
 
vb
6.  to treat with an opiate
7.  to dull or deaden
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin opiātus; from Latin opium poppy juice, opium]

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opiate
1540s (adj.) "made with or containing opium," from M.L. opiatus, from L. opium (see opium). The noun is attested from c.1600; fig. sense of "anything that dulls the feelings" is from 1640s.
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opiate o·pi·ate (ō'pē-ĭt, -āt')
n.

  1. Any of various sedative narcotics that contain opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.

  2. A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance that has sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives. Also called opioid.

adj.
  1. Of or containing opium or any of its derivatives.

  2. Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.

  3. Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.

v. o·pi·at·ed, o·pi·at·ing, o·pi·ates (-āt')
To subject to the action of an opiate.
o'pi·ate (-ĭt, -āt') adj.
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