truth serum

truth serum
noun Date: 1924 a hypnotic or anesthetic held to induce a subject under questioning to talk freely

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • truth serum — noun an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely • Syn: ↑truth drug • Hypernyms: ↑intravenous anesthetic • Hyponyms: ↑amobarbital, ↑thiopental …   Useful english dictionary

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  • truth drug — truth .drug BrE truth .serum AmE n [U and C] a drug that is supposed to make people tell the truth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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