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Word: opiate

Definition: medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium


Sentences Containing 'opiate'

Altogether, I have never, on any occasion, made one at such a cosey, dosey, old-fashioned, time-forgotten, sleepy-headed little family-party in all my life; and I felt it would be quite a soothing opiate to belong to it in any character--except perhaps as a suitor.

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