knockout drops

plural noun

: drops of a solution of a drug (such as chloral hydrate) put into a drink to produce unconsciousness or stupefaction

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But despite some winning moments, this is the movie equivalent of knockout drops, a movie that almost resists being watched. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knockout drops was in 1895

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“Knockout drops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knockout%20drops. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

knockout drops

noun plural
: drops of a solution of a drug (as chloral hydrate) put into a drink and designed to produce unconsciousness or stupefaction
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