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 Dictionary entry overview: What does opiate mean? 

OPIATE (noun)
  The noun OPIATE has 1 sense:

1. a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative

  Familiarity information: OPIATE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OPIATE (noun)

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A narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("opiate" is a kind of...):

narcotic (a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction)

Meronyms (substance of "opiate"):

opium (an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "opiate"):

codeine (derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relive pain))

Fentanyl; Sublimaze (trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug)

diacetylmorphine; heroin (a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush)

laudanum; tincture of opium (narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient)

morphia; morphine (an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain)

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