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opium

noun [U] uk   /ˈəʊ.pi.əm/ us    /ˈoʊ-/
a drug made from the seeds of a poppy (= red flower) that is used to control pain or to help people sleep. It can make a person who takes it want more of it and is sometimes used by people as an illegal drug for pleasure: an opium addict
Translations of “opium”
in Korean 아편…
in Arabic أفيون…
in French opium…
in Turkish afyon…
in Italian oppio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鴉片…
in Russian опиум…
in Polish opium…
in Spanish opio…
in Portuguese ópio…
in German das Opium…
in Catalan opi…
in Japanese アヘン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸦片…
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