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

  • n. A whitish powder, C15H10Cl2N2O2, that acts as a sedative and antianxiety agent and is used therapeutically to control seizures.

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  • n. A benzodiazepine drug, used in the treatment of anxiety.

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

  • n. tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia


(ch)lor(o)- + (di)azepam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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