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Definition of Opiate
OpiateOpiate O"pi*ate, n. [From Opium: cf.F. opiat.]
1. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistence than
sirup, prepared with opium. --Parr.
2. Any medicine that contains opium, and has the quality of
inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic.
3. Anything which induces rest or inaction; that which quiets
They chose atheism as an opiate. --Bentley. OpiateOpiate O"pi*ate, a. [See Opium.]
Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne;
causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of
Opiate O"pi*ate, v. t.
To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep.
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