Opiate

Definition of Opiate

O´pi`ate
n.1.Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistency than sirup, prepared with opium.
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 uneasiness.
They chose atheism as an opiate.
- Bentley.
a.1.Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes.
v. t.1.To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep.

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