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o·pi·ate

 (ō′pē-ĭt, -āt′)
n.
1. Any of various analgesic, narcotic drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine or codeine.
2. See opioid.
3. Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or torpor.
adj.
1.
a. Containing opium or any of its derivatives.
b. Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
2. Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
3. Causing dullness or apathy; deadening.
tr.v. (-āt′) o·pi·at·ed, o·pi·at·ing, o·pi·ates
1. To subject to the action of an opiate.
2. To dull or deaden as if with a narcotic drug.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin opiātum, from Latin opium, opium; see opium.]

opiate

n
1. (Pharmacology) any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
2. (Pharmacology) any other narcotic or sedative drug
3. something that soothes, deadens, or induces sleep
adj
4. (Pharmacology) containing or consisting of opium
5. inducing relaxation; soporific
vb (tr)
6. (Pharmacology) to treat with an opiate
7. to dull or deaden
[C16: from Medieval Latin opiātus; from Latin opium poppy juice, opium]

o•pi•ate

(n., adj. ˈoʊ pi ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. ˈoʊ piˌeɪt)

n., adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. n.
1. a drug containing opium or its derivatives.
2. any sedative, soporific, or narcotic.
3. anything that induces lethargy or that soothes the feelings.
adj.
4. mixed or prepared with opium.
5. inducing sleep; narcotic.
6. causing lethargy or inaction.
v.t.
7. to subject to an opiate; sedate or stupefy.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin opiātus bringing sleep]

opiate


Past participle: opiated
Gerund: opiating

Imperative
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Present
I opiate
you opiate
he/she/it opiates
we opiate
you opiate
they opiate
Preterite
I opiated
you opiated
he/she/it opiated
we opiated
you opiated
they opiated
Present Continuous
I am opiating
you are opiating
he/she/it is opiating
we are opiating
you are opiating
they are opiating
Present Perfect
I have opiated
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you have opiated
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Past Continuous
I was opiating
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Past Perfect
I had opiated
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we had opiated
you had opiated
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Future
I will opiate
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he/she/it will opiate
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Future Perfect
I will have opiated
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Future Continuous
I will be opiating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opiating
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Future Perfect Continuous
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he/she/it will have been opiating
we will have been opiating
you will have been opiating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opiating
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he/she/it had been opiating
we had been opiating
you had been opiating
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Conditional
I would opiate
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he/she/it would opiate
we would opiate
you would opiate
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Past Conditional
I would have opiated
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he/she/it would have opiated
we would have opiated
you would have opiated
they would have opiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
codeine - derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)
Fentanyl, Sublimaze - trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug
diacetylmorphine, heroin - a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
laudanum, tincture of opium - narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient
morphia, morphine - an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
opium - an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy

opiate

noun narcotic, drug, downer (slang), painkiller, sedative, tranquillizer, bromide, anodyne, analgesic, soporific, pacifier, nepenthe She had to take opiates to control the pain.

opiate

noun
1. A substance that affects the central nervous system and is often addictive:
Informal: dope.
2. Something that induces sleep or sedation:
adjectiveverb
To administer or add a drug to:
Informal: dope (up).
Translations
مُنَوِّم مُخَدِّر
opiát
opijat
ópium tartalmú altatószer
lyf sem inniheldur ópíum
opiatas
opiát
afyonlu

opiate

[ˈəʊpɪɪt] Nopiata f

opiate

[ˈəʊpiət] n (= drug) → opiacé m

opiate

nOpiat nt; (fig)Beruhigungsmittel nt
adjopiumhaltig

opiate

[ˈəʊpɪɪt] noppiaceo

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·ate

n. opiáceo, opiato, cualquier droga derivada del opio;
___ abstinence syndromesíndrome provocado por la abstinencia de opio o sus derivados.

opiate

adj & n opiáceo
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