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  • n. The anesthetic drug 2,2-bis(ethylsulfonyl)butane

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound similar to sulphonal, used as a hypnotic in medicine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. It is diethyl-sulphone-methyl-ethyl-methane, CH3C(C2H5)(C2H5SO2)2, prepared in a similar manner to sulphonal, which it resembles in general properties. It crystallizes in lustrous plates melting at 76° C.
  • n. A synthetic remedy used as a hypnotic.


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  • Poirot finished his search by opening the little cupboard above the washbasin and taking a rapid glance at its contents-a sponge, face cream, powder and a small bottle labelled trional.

    Murder on the Orient Express

  • Kazmah used to supply cocaine and veronal and trional and heroin, but those who wanted to smoke opium he sent to


  • Sulphonal, trional, morphia, each tried in turn had no power to prevent him from dreaming.

    The Pools of Silence

  • "Kings has got their worries, too, but when it comes to laying awake nights trying to figure out whether them designers somewheres in France is going to turn out long, full skirts or short, narrow skirts for the fall and winter of nineteen-nineteen and nineteen-twenty, Mawruss, I bet yer the entire collection of kings, active or retired, doesn't got to take two grains of trional between them."

    Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things

  • Macbeth's case is a model of wisdom and discretion: the specialist that Queen Cordelia summoned to prescribe for her father, after giving him trional, or something of that nature, was careful to have his return to consciousness accompanied by suitable music.

    Robert Browning: How to Know Him

  • I offered her some trional, and then -- I just lingered.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • On reaching the dome at 2 a.m., he had taken four tabloids, each containing 0·324 gramme of trional, and had drunk the glass of hot milk which Simon always left him in case he should want it.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

  • And I explained to her that Diaz had taken at least six doses of my strong solution of trional.

    Sacred and Profane Love

  • So presently I took trional, X grs., and dozed off till morning.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska

  • Quinine for the regular morning and evening doses, sulphonal and trional for insomnia, ether for injections in case of anemia after hemorrhage, morphine for delirium, citrite of caffeine for weakness of the heart, tincture of valerian for the tympanites, bismuth to relieve nausea and vomiting, and the crushed ice wrapped in flannel cloths for the cold pack in the event of hyperpyrexia.

    A Man's Woman


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