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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
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opiumasnarkotinis vaistasopijus
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opiumopium dla mas
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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
References in classic literature ?
These desperate ones were the dregs of the city's cesspools, wretches who hid at night in the rain-soaked cellars of old ramshackle tenements, in "stale-beer dives" and opium joints, with abandoned women in the last stages of the harlot's progress--women who had been kept by Chinamen and turned away at last to die.
Molly knew that the cause of her dingy rags was not her husband's neglect, but the demon Opium to whom she was enslaved, body and soul, except in the lingering mother's tenderness that refused to give him her hungry child.
He had not the usual resource of bigots in that superstitious period, most of whom were wont to atone for the crimes they were guilty of by liberality to the church, stupefying by this means their terrors by the idea of atonement and forgiveness; and although the refuge which success thus purchased, was no more like to the peace of mind which follows on sincere repentance, than the turbid stupefaction procured by opium resembles healthy and natural slumbers, it was still a state of mind preferable to the agonies of awakened remorse.
Then he gave him a dose of opium to ensure a calm sleep.
when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision--that abrupt, weighty, unhurried, and hollow-sounding enunciation--that leaden, self- balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
Among the passengers were a number of officers, Government officials, and opium and indigo merchants, whose business called them to the eastern coast.
It is a mixture of excellent opium, which I fetched myself from Canton in order to have it pure, and the best hashish which grows in the East -- that is, between the Tigris and the Euphrates.
Societies and chaplains, anxious for the child, tried to catch him, but O'Hara drifted away, till he came across the woman who took opium and learned the taste from her, and died as poor whites die in India.
If a customer wished to renew his stock of youth the dealers offered him a set of false teeth and an auburn wig; if he demanded peace of mind, they recommended opium or a brandy bottle.
Sorrow is not excluded from "Al Aaraaf," but it is that sorrow which the living love to cherish for the dead, and which, in some minds, resembles the delirium of opium.
She had the surest information that of late he had, when the fit was on him, made use of an opium den in the farthest east of the City.
It was the wild dream of an opium smoker, a vision of delirium.