Opium

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English

Noun

Opium (countable and uncountable; plural Opiums or opia)
  1. (uncountable) A yellow-brown, addictive narcotic drug obtained from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
  2. (countable) Anything that numbs or stupefies.
    • "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, . . . It is the opium of the people." - w:Karl Marx

Synonyms

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Verbs

drowse under—; smoke—; smuggle—in; steep in—; trade in—; traffic in—; —allays; —assuages; —benumbs; —blunts; —deadens; —dulls; —enslaves; —mitigates; —pal¬liates; —poisons; —stimulates; —stuns; — stupefies; —subdues.

See also

opiate, narcotic, drug.

—adheres to; —anchors clings; —feigns; —grips; —pouches; —preys on; -

Thesaurus

Amytal, Amytal pill, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, alcohol, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, barb, barbiturate, barbiturate pill, black stuff, blue, blue angel, blue devil, blue heaven, blue velvet, calmative, chloral hydrate, codeine, codeine cough syrup, depressant, depressor, dolly, downer, goofball, hard stuff, heroin, hop, horse, hypnotic, junk, knockout drops, laudanum, liquor, lotus, lullaby, mandrake, meperidine, methadone, morphia, morphine, narcotic, nightcap, opiate, pacifier, pain killer, paregoric, pen yan, phenobarbital, phenobarbital sodium, poppy, purple heart, quietener, rainbow, red, scag, secobarbital sodium, sedative, shit, sleep-bringer, sleep-inducer, sleep-producer, sleeper, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, smack, sodium thiopental, somnifacient, soother, soothing syrup, soporific, tar, tranquilizer, turps, white stuff, yellow, yellow jacket

Etymology

From Latin opium and Ancient Greek ὄπιον (opion) < ὀπός (opos, juice of a plant).

Translations


Czech

Noun

Opium n.

  1. opium

German

Noun

Opium n. (genitive Opiums, plural Opiate</span>)

  1. opium
    • Karl Marx, "Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechts-Philosophie," in "Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher," February, 1844
      Die Religion ist der Seufzer der bedrängten Kreatur, das Gemüth einer herzlosen Welt, wie sie der Geist geistloser Zustände ist. Sie ist das Opium des Volks."

Latin

Noun

opium (genitive opiī); n, second declension

  1. opium, poppy-juice

Alternative forms

Etymology

Cognate with Ancient Greek ὄπιον (opion).

Pronunciation

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative opium opia
genitive opiī opiōrum
dative opiō opiīs
accusative opium opia
ablative opiō opiīs
vocative opium opia

Descendants


Swedish

Noun

Opium c.

  1. opium (a drug)
    religionen är ett opium för folket
    religion is the opium of the people (Karl Marx)

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