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Topic: DRUGS, MEDICINES

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: codéine, from Greek kodeia 'seed case of a poppy'; because it is made from a drug obtained from poppies

codeine

noun
     
co‧deine [uncountable]
MD a drug used to stop pain
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