Part of speech: adjective

Consisting of opium; tending to induce sleep.

Part of speech: noun

A medicine containing opium, or something inducing sleep.

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Usage examples "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", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
  2. She's in her room, in bed, and she has had an opiate. - "Sight Unseen", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. 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", Hilda Doolittle.