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Etymology[]

From Ancient Greek Morpheus the god of dreams.

Noun[]

Singular
Morphine

Plural
-

Morphine (-)

  1. A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.

Synonyms[]

  • See also Wikisaurus:recreational drug

See also[]

  • codeine
  • heroin

Translations[]


French[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Morphine f (usually uncountable)

  1. morphine

References[]

  • Morphine” in the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, 8th Edition (1932-35).

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