Definitions

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

  • n. See morphine.

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  • n. morphine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Morphine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as morphine.

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

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

Etymologies

New Latin, from Latin Morpheus, Morpheus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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 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

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

    Eminent Addicts « Isegoria

  • 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

  • Finally he gave her a morphia injection, and they got her on to a stretcher and went out to the car.

    Movie Night

  • What they got, was a dose of morphia; they woke up to find their virginity had been taken by men who had paid highly to have it, even from a semi-conscious and unresponsive body.

    red dust

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