GRE Word List

OPIATE

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

The meaning of the word opiate is medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium.

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