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1‘six of the patients used an opiate during the radiotherapy’
drug, narcotic, mind-altering drug, sedative, tranquillizer, depressant, sleeping pill, soporific, anaesthetic, painkiller, analgesic, anodyne
barbiturate, bromide, morphine, opium, laudanum
calmative, palliative, stupefacient
informal dope, downer
dated sleeping draught
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.