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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
أفْيون: مُخَدِّر
opi
opium
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opijum
ópium
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opiumasnarkotinis vaistasopijus
opijs
opiumopium dla mas
opiu
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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
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opium

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

[ˈəʊpɪəm] noppio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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o·pi·um

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

n opio
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References in classic literature ?
I see ye coming-to, and I ses to my poor self, "I'll have another ready for him, and he'll bear in mind the market price of opium, and pay according." O my poor head!
Having ascertained that the doctor was not getting up, Levin considered various plans, and decided on the following one: that Konzma should go for another doctor, while he himself should go to the chemist's for opium, and if when he came back the doctor had not yet begun to get up, he would either by tipping the footman, or by force, wake the doctor at all hazards.
George's, was much addicted to opium. The habit grew upon him, as I understand, from some foolish freak when he was at college; for having read De Quincey's description of his dreams and sensations, he had drenched his tobacco with laudanum in an attempt to produce the same effects.
"He has purchased opium of me for the last year and a half.
There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.
Finally, an analysis has shown that the remains of his supper left by the stable-lad contain an appreciable quantity of powdered opium, while the people at the house partook of the same dish on the same night without any ill effect.
Have you ever been accustomed to the use of opium?"
The smell of opium was in the room, as well as the smell of spirits.
Under the first galling pressure of foreseen difficulties, and the first perception that his marriage, if it were not to be a yoked loneliness, must be a state of effort to go on loving without too much care about being loved, he had once or twice tried a dose of opium. But he had no hereditary constitutional craving after such transient escapes from the hauntings of misery.
Hadn't I heard the stories and rumours about the Idler?-- the big sloop that had come up from the Sandwich Islands where it had been engaged in smuggling opium. And the harpooner who was caretaker!
He told us our best port would have been to put in at Macao, where we could not have failed of a market for our opium to our satisfaction, and might for our money have purchased all sorts of China goods as cheap as we could at Nankin.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.