What does the word opiate mean?

Usage examples for opiate

  1. No opiate then known could bring one half- hour of any sleep in which they ceased, and in her waking hours the burden of her woe found vent in a low refrain: My Father! – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  2. So I scatter, so implore Gods of Crete, summoned before with slighter craft; ah, hear my prayer: Grant to my soul the body that it wore, trained to your thought, that kept and held your power, as the petal of black poppy, the opiate of the flower. – Hymen by Hilda Doolittle