Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as morphine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Morphine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun morphine

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, from Latin Morpheus, Morpheus.]

Examples

  • a messenger was sent for the doctor and the word morphia was spoken.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • "Look here, doctor," I said, "I hate the idea of morphia, I 've never taken it, and I never want to."

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy

  • "Look here, doctor," I said, "I hate the idea of morphia, I 've never taken it, and I never want to."

    Joy

  • "Look here, doctor," I said, "I hate the idea of morphia, I 've never taken it, and I never want to."

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The present enemy, however, and one that demands serious and immediate attention, is morphia, which is being largely imported into China in the shape of a variety of preparations suitable to the public demand.

    The Civilization of China

  • "I have always doubted my ability to conduct the affairs of a parish methodically," he said, "that is -- a little habit -- a slight partiality to the drug called morphia is not in my favor.

    Aladdin of London or, Lodestar

  • About six months after the full position had been given, I saw him in a severe chill [evidently a withdrawal symptom caused by Halsted's seeking to give up morphine once again] and this was the first intimation I had that he was still taking morphia.

    Eminent Addicts « Isegoria

  • A very large proportion of King's stores consisted of morphia and cocaine.

    In The Time Of Light

  • She would have said morphia, to put him to sleep, to rest while the shock spent its force.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • I believed, and Welch did too, that he was no longer addicted to morphia.

    Eminent Addicts « Isegoria

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