dimenhydrinate

noun

di·​men·​hy·​dri·​nate ˌdī-ˌmen-ˈhī-drə-ˌnāt How to pronounce dimenhydrinate (audio)
: a crystalline antihistamine C24H28ClN5O3 used especially to prevent nausea (as in motion sickness)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another effective treatment is over-the-counter antihistamines — typically used to treat allergies — like dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) or meclizine. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, 10 July 2022 Kids 2 and older may take dimenhydrinate (Dramamine). Marnie Hanel, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

dimethyl + amine + hydr- + amine + -ate entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimenhydrinate was circa 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Dimenhydrinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimenhydrinate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

dimenhydrinate

noun

di·​men·​hy·​dri·​nate ˌdī-ˌmen-ˈhī-drə-ˌnāt How to pronounce dimenhydrinate (audio)
: a crystalline antihistamine C24H28ClN5O3 used especially to prevent nausea (as in motion sickness)

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