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
a messenger was sent for the doctor and the word morphia was spoken.
"Look here, doctor," I said, "I hate the idea of morphia, I 've never taken it, and I never want to."
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.
"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.
I believed, and Welch did too, that he was no longer addicted to morphia.
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.
A very large proportion of King's stores consisted of morphia and cocaine.
She would have said morphia, to put him to sleep, to rest while the shock spent its force.
Finally he gave her a morphia injection, and they got her on to a stretcher and went out to the car.
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.