from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various sedative narcotics containing opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
- n. A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance having sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives: a natural brain opiate. Also called opioid.
- n. Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or torpor.
- adj. Containing opium or any of its derivatives.
- adj. Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
- adj. Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
- adj. Causing dullness or apathy; deadening.
- transitive v. To subject to the action of an opiate.
- transitive v. To dull or deaden as if with a narcotic drug.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to, resembling, or containing opium.
- adj. Soporific; inducing sleep or sedation.
- adj. Deadening; causing apathy or dullness.
- n. A drug, hormone or other substance derived from or related to opium.
- n. Something that dulls the senses and induces a false and unrealistic sense of contentment.
- v. To treat with an opiate drug.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistency than sirup, prepared with opium.
- n. Any medicine that contains opium, and has the quality of inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic.
- n. Anything which induces rest or inaction; that which quiets uneasiness.
- adj. Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction.
- transitive v. To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with opium; mixed or prepared with opium; hence, inducing sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; narcotic; causing rest or inaction.
- n. Any medicine that contains opium and has the quality of inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic; hence, anything which induces rest or inaction, or relieves uneasiness or irritation, mental or bodily; anything that dulls sensation, mental or physical.
- To lull to sleep; ply with opiates.
- To dull the effect of upon the mind, as by an opiate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
Middle English, from Medieval Latin opiātum, from Latin opium, opium; see opium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)