- morphine (n.)
- chief alkaloid of opium, 1828, from French morphine or German Morphin (1816), name coined by German apothecary Friedrich Sertürner (1783-1840) in reference to Latin Morpheus, Ovid's name for the god of dreams, from Greek morphe "form, shape, beauty, outward appearance," perhaps from PIE *merph-, a possible Greek root meaning "form," of unknown origin. So called because of the drug's sleep-inducing properties.
- 1. He needs morphine to deaden the pain in his chest.
- 2. The morphine was administered by injection.
- 3. Morphine is a white bitter substance obtained from opium and used in medicine to reduce pain.
- 4. Each capsule contains between 30 and 100 pellets of morphine sulphate according to the strength of dose required.
- 5. Like the morphine fiend , he was becoming addicted to his ease.
- 就像吗啡鬼一样, 他对贪图安乐上了瘾.
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