sleeping pill
noun Date: 1664 a drug and especially a barbiturate that is taken as a tablet or capsule to induce sleep

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sleeping pill — n a ↑pill which helps you to sleep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sleeping pill — sleeping ,pill noun count a pill that you take to help you sleep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleeping pill — ☆ sleeping pill n. a pill or capsule containing a drug, esp. a barbiturate, for inducing sleep …   English World dictionary

  • sleeping pill — n a drug and esp. a barbiturate that is taken as a tablet or capsule to induce sleep called also sleeping tablet …   Medical dictionary

  • sleeping pill — ► NOUN ▪ a tablet of a sleep inducing drug …   English terms dictionary

  • sleeping pill — noun a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sleeping tablet, ↑sleeping capsule, ↑sleeping draught • Hypernyms: ↑soporific, ↑hypnotic, ↑pill, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleeping pill — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sleeping pill : singular sleeping pill plural sleeping pills a pill that you take to help you to sleep …   English dictionary

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

  • sleeping pill — noun A pill or tablet having a soporific effect. Syn: sleeping tablet …   Wiktionary

  • sleeping-pill — /ˈslipɪŋ pɪl/ (say sleeping pil) noun a tablet, capsule, or pill, containing a soporific drug …   Australian English dictionary

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