Pronunciation: /ˈəʊpɪət /
- Relating to, resembling, or containing opium: the use of opiate drugsMore example sentences
- Anti-cancer drugs and radiotherapy commonly produce nausea and vomiting, as do other drugs active in the central nervous system, including opiate pain killers (morphine, heroin) and also alcohol.
- The project, the first of its kind in the York area, aims to help addicts of heroin and other opiate drugs such as methadone.
- By using opiate analgesics and sedatives to provide comfort to a dying patient, we risk depressing respirations and causing hypotension, which may hasten death.
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊpɪət /Back to top
- 1A drug derived from or related to opium: the opiates are known to have natural counterparts called endorphinsMore example sentences
drug, narcotic, mind-altering drug, sedative, tranquillizer, depressant, sleeping pill, soporific, anaesthetic, painkiller, analgesic, anodyne; barbiturate, bromide, morphine, opium, laudanum; Medicine calmative, palliative, stupefacient• informal dope, downer• literary nepenthes• dated sleeping draught
- The specimens are tested for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, PCP, and five other drugs.
- There is no difference between men and women on lifetime prevalence of cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, or sedatives.
- On the other hand, the state increased its regulation of legally manufactured drugs such as amphetamine, opiates, opioids, and, to a lesser extent, barbiturates and tranquilizers.
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊpɪeɪt /[with object] (usually as adjective opiated) Back to top
- 1.1Dull the senses of (someone) with or as if with opium: she is not opiated with resignationMore example sentences
- See if it changes your paltry lives in the slightest to send him packing back to his richly opiated Irish mistress!
- They want us to feel impotent, to worship the golden calf of commercialism, dazzled and opiated by its pale buzzing glow.
- There are other ways to watch than simply joining the opiated masses.
late Middle English (as a noun): from medieval Latin opiatus (adjective), opiatus (noun), based on Latin opium (see opium).