knockout drops

plural noun

Definition of knockout drops

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

Examples of knockout drops in a Sentence

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, "Movie review capsules, Oct. 29," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of knockout drops

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Knockout drops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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knockout drops

noun plural

Medical Definition of knockout drops

: 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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