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opiate

1. any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
2. any other narcotic or sedative drug
3. containing or consisting of opium
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opiate

[′ō·pē·ət]
(pharmacology)
A sleep-inducing drug.
Any narcotic.
An opium preparation.
Any tranquilizing agent.
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The report - analysed by addiction treatment experts - reveals that over 35,000 people estimated to be using both crack cocaine and opiates, like heroin and opiate-based prescription drugs, live across the West Midlands.
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