from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug, such as a barbiturate or antianxiety agent, that depresses the activity of the central nervous system and is used to relieve anxiety and induce sleep.
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- n. a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
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