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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek opion, from opos 'plant juice'

opium

noun
     
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines, Drug Culture
o‧pi‧um [uncountable]
MDM a powerful illegal drug made from poppy seeds. Drugs made from opium are used to reduce severe pain [↪ heroin]

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