O'PIATE, n. [from opium.]1. Primarily, a medicine of a thicker consistence than syrup, prepared with opium.A soft electuary.Electuaries when soft are call opiata.But in modern usage generally,2. Any medicine that has the quality of inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic.3. That which induces rest or inaction; that which quiets uneasiness.They chose atheism as an opiate.
O'PIATE, a.1. Inducing sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; narcotic.2. Causing rest or inaction.