Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A barbiturate, C11H18N2O3, used as a sedative and a hypnotic.

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  • noun A barbiturate derivative, a bitter-tasting odourless white powder with sedative-hypnotic and analgesic properties.

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  • noun a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relieve insomnia and as an anticonvulsant

Etymologies

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

[am(yl) + barbital.]

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