knockout drops
knockout drops knockout drops, knock-out drops knock-out drops . pl. Drops of any drug, used to a person to fall asleep or become unconscious or stupefied for the purpose of robbery, etc.; they are usually mixed into a drink so that the person consuming it does so unknowingly. One compound used for this purpose is {chloral hydrate}. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. + PJC]

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  • knockout drops — n pl drops of a solution of a drug (as chloral hydrate) put into a drink and designed to produce unconsciousness or stupefaction …   Medical dictionary

  • knockout drops — ☆ knockout drops n. Slang a drug put into a drink to cause the drinker to become stupefied or unconscious …   English World dictionary

  • knockout drops — Synonyms and related words: Amytal, Amytal pill, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, alcohol, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anesthetic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • knockout drops — noun plural Date: 1895 drops of a solution of a drug (as chloral hydrate) put into a drink to produce unconsciousness or stupefaction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knockout drops — knock′out drops n. pl. a drug, esp. chloral hydrate, put in a drink secretly to make the drinker unconscious • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • knockout drops — chloral hydrate or any similar rapidly acting drug, esp. one put in a drink secretly to make the drinker unconscious. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • knockout drops — plural noun a liquid drug added to a drink to cause unconsciousness …   English new terms dictionary

  • knockout drops — noun chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑chloral hydrate • Hyponyms: ↑Mickey Finn …   Useful english dictionary

  • knockout — I UK [ˈnɒkaʊt] / US [ˈnɑkˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms knockout : singular knockout plural knockouts 1) a) a hit that knocks a boxer down, so that they cannot get up b) a boxing match that is won when one person cannot get up after being hit… …   English dictionary

  • knockout — knock|out1 [ nak,aut ] noun count 1. ) a hit that knocks a BOXER down, so that they cannot get up a ) a BOXING match that is won when one person cannot get up after being hit: a knockout victory b ) a hard hit with your hand that makes someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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