opiate opiate  /ˈoʊ pi ət/


  • (n) a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative


  1. Heroin, which accounts for 71% of opiate abuse, continues to be the main problem drug worldwide.
  2. New trends and names keep the plots boiling They are the insomniac's solace, the commuter's opiate, everymitty's escape from idiot box and cuckoo's nest.
  3. But when Chechen rebels seized a Moscow theater in October, Putin responded with an opiate gas that killed 129 hostages.


  1. Organizations receive $300K grant to stem opiate addiction in county

    Wednesday June 12, 2013 NORTH ADAMS -- The solution is part awareness, part treatment, part prevention and part judicial -- and all better funded now that the area has been awarded a multi-year state grant to stem opiate addiction in Berkshire County. Worth $100,000 per year over three years, the grant was awarded recently by the state Department of Public Health to the Berkshire Public
    on June 12, 2013     Source: North Adams Transcript

  2. Twin Cities Public TV to air 'Heroin at Home,' doc on dramatic rise in Minn. opiate abuse

    ST. PAUL, Minn. †Twin Cities Public Television will air programs this month examining the dramatic rise in heroin and prescription opiate abuse in Minnesota.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. O’Neill Plastic Surgery Now Offering Exparel to Help Manage Post-Surgical Pain

    Exparel, the non-opiate pain medication, is now being offered at O’Neill Plastic Surgery for Charleston, cosmetic surgery patients. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10811213.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. Wood adds: "Jo kept asking me, 'When are we going to get rid of Keith?' But we couldn't leave him there alone, in an opiate haze."
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Ron Wood Source: ABC Action News

  2. Osorio stopped going to church for about a year, believing religion was, as Marx said, "the opiate of the masses."
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Karl Marx Source: The Ranger

  3. "In this film I play Aldous Snow, a fictional rockstar," Brand told the audience. "Yes, you heard it right, fictional! Created from my own opiate-addled past. Let's hear it for opiates! But I was helped also by real rock stars, some of whom...
    on May 25, 2010 By: Russell Brand Source: NME.com

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