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o·pi·um

 (ō′pē-əm)
n.
1. A bitter, yellowish-brown, strongly addictive narcotic drug prepared from the dried latex of unripe pods of the opium poppy and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
2. Something that numbs or stupefies.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek opion, diminutive of opos, vegetable juice.]

opium

(ˈəʊpɪəm)
n
1. (Pharmacology) the dried juice extracted from the unripe seed capsules of the opium poppy that contains alkaloids such as morphine and codeine: used in medicine as an analgesic
2. something having a tranquillizing or stupefying effect
[C14: from Latin: poppy juice, from Greek opion, diminutive of opos juice of a plant]

o•pi•um

(ˈoʊ pi əm)

n.
1. the dried, condensed juice of the seed capsules of a poppy, Papaver somniferum, that has a narcotic effect and contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, and other alkaloids.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek ópion poppy juice]

o·pi·um

(ō′pē-əm)
A highly addictive, yellowish-brown drug obtained from the pods of a variety of poppy, from which other drugs, such as morphine, are prepared.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opium - an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppyopium - an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
Translations
أفْيون: مُخَدِّر
opi
opium
opium
opijum
ópium
ópíum
opiumasnarkotinis vaistasopijus
opijs
opiumopium dla mas
opiu
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afyon

opium

[ˈəʊpɪəm]
A. Nopio m
B. CPD opium addict Nopiómano/a m/f
opium addiction Nopiomanía f
opium den Nfumadero m de opio

opium

[ˈəʊpiəm] nopium m opium poppy, opium waropium den nfumerie f d'opiumopium poppy npavot mopium war nguerre f de l'opium

opium

n (lit, fig)Opium nt; the opium of the massesOpium ntfür das Volk

opium

in cpdsOpium-;
opium den
nOpiumhöhle f
opium fiend
nOpiumsüchtige(r) mf
opium poppy
nSchlafmohn m

opium

[ˈəʊpɪəm] noppio

opium

(ˈəupiəm) noun
a drug made from the dried juice of a type of poppy.
opiate (ˈoupiət) noun
any drug containing opium, used to make a person sleep. The doctor gave him an opiate.

o·pi·um

n. opio, Papaver somniferum, narcótico, analgésico, estimulante venenoso y alucinógeno cuya adicción produce deteriorización física y mental.

opium

n opio
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