Definitions

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  • noun a mild sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)

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Examples

  • In the early '80s, William Rehnquist, before he became chief justice, when he was just Justice Rehnquist, had not only a serious addiction to a very powerful drug called Placidyl; he was having hallucinations in the hospital.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2007

  • Sanjay, Justice Rehnquist was taking three times the prescribed doses -- dosage of a drug called Placidyl, and -- which I had never heard of.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2007

  • I came out of a hospital in 1973 and was eating four Preordains at a time three times a day six month later, I was also doing three blue Valium a day plus a 750 mil Placidyl to get to sleep.

    Detectives, doctors try to stymie painkiller abuse

  • Placidyl was a downer prescribed to people for insomnia that came in the form of a liquigel.

    HIGH ON ARRIVAL

  • No matter how long Dad pretended to search, he always found exactly two “greenies,” the big Placidyl pills that promised us a night of oblivion.

    HIGH ON ARRIVAL

  • No matter how long Dad pretended to search, he always found exactly two “greenies,” the big Placidyl pills that promised us a night of oblivion.

    HIGH ON ARRIVAL

  • Placidyl was a downer prescribed to people for insomnia that came in the form of a liquigel.

    HIGH ON ARRIVAL

  • Placidyl was a downer prescribed to people for insomnia that came in the form of a liquigel.

    HIGH ON ARRIVAL

  • No matter how long Dad pretended to search, he always found exactly two “greenies,” the big Placidyl pills that promised us a night of oblivion.

    HIGH ON ARRIVAL

  • In fairness, if someone harangued me that way at bedtime, I'd gobble Placidyl, too.

    Forever Elvis

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