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Definition of Opium


  1. The inspissated juice of the Papaver somniferum, or white poppy.

Opium Quotations

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Edmund Burke

Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
Jean Cocteau

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
Robert Trout
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Opium Translations

opium in Dutch is opium
opium in Spanish is opio

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