Definition of 'opium'
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This was much the point of his "opium of the people " thesis. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)It would take raw opium out of the supply chain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The camp would also have taught farming techniques to try to wean people off growing opium. The Sun (2008)It is the opium of the people. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)Gold medals are the new opium of the people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The opium poppy is also larger. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The drug barons guarantee opium prices, taking away uncertainty involved in growing wheat. The Sun (2009)It looked a bit'like an opium den. The Sun (2013)A country where people took opium derivatives as routinely as we take aspirin. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Well, he did take opium. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I would have been in some opium den, with hair in my eyes. The Sun (2011)He says things got worse in 2007 when he blocked the Americans from the aerial spraying of opium poppy fields. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'opium'
British English: opium NOUN
Opium is a powerful drug made from the juice or sap of a type of poppy. Opium is used in medicines that relieve pain or help someone sleep.
Definition of opium from the Collins English Dictionary
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