from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic narcotic compound, C15H21NO2, used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and sedative.
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- n. The opioid analgesic drug pethidine (INN).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A synthetic narcotic drug used as a sedative; Demerol is the trademark of a brand of meperidine.
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- n. a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain
me(thyl) + (pi)peridine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)