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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various hypnotic or anesthetic drugs, such as scopolamine or thiopental sodium, used to induce a subject under questioning to talk without inhibition.

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  • n. A psychoactive medication, especially one administered by injection, which supposedly renders a person cooperative and disposed to respond honestly to questions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely

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