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

  • n. A tranquilizing drug, C15H11ClN2O2, related to benzodiazepine and used especially in the treatment of insomnia and alcohol withdrawal.

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  • n. A benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.

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

  • n. a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal


(hydr)ox(y) + (di)azepam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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