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Definition of Opiate


  1. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistence 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.
  4. Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes.
  5. To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep.

Opiate Quotations

An idea can be tested, whereas if you have no idea, nothing can be tested and you don't understand anything. The molecule that you make when you are getting sunburned or when you eat a lot of food is part of the same molecule that contains an endorphin or an opiate. No one has ever had a hypothesis about why the two are together.
James D. Watson

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
Erica Jong

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
Henry Miller

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
Russell Baker

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
Eric Hoffer
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Opiate Translations

opiate in Dutch is opiaat
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