Definition of morphia in English:



  • old-fashioned term for morphine
    • ‘Paul and Annie give her morphia to stop her pain.’
    • ‘The dying were given water or brandy and had their pain eased by morphia.’
    • ‘Surgeons would attempt to stupefy the patient with alcohol, opium, or morphia, but with little effect.’
    • ‘At last, unable to bear her suffering, he and his sister Annie put an overdose of morphia in her milk.’
    • ‘The sick man lay unutterably weak and spent, kept alive by morphia and by drinks, which he sipped slowly.’
    • ‘His mother was wasted and almost ashen in the morning with the morphia.’
    • ‘But… he gave each of them a ‘shot’ of morphia, whereupon all traces of fatigue vanished.’