mep·​ro·​bam·​ate | \ ˌme-prō-ˈba-ˌmāt How to pronounce meprobamate (audio) \

Definition of meprobamate

: a bitter carbamate C9H18N2O4 used as a tranquilizer

Examples of meprobamate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Methamphetamine, oxycodone, the muscle relaxant carisoprodol and the anti-anxiety drug meprobamate were later found in Mandril’s blood. Chico Enterprise-record, The Mercury News, "Guilty plea: Crash killed young woman at side of Oroville road," 7 Aug. 2019 Three years later, Snyder, whose team tested both raw and drinking-water samples at 18 U.S. sites, added ibuprofen, meprobamate (an antianxiety medication), and phenytoin (another antiseizure drug), along with other pharmaceuticals, to the list. Rachael Moeller Gorman, Good Housekeeping, "Is Your Tap Water Safe?," 15 Aug. 2012

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First Known Use of meprobamate

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meprobamate

methyl + propyl + dicarbamate

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The first known use of meprobamate was in 1955

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“Meprobamate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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mep·​ro·​bam·​ate | \ ˌmep-rō-ˈbam-ˌāt also mə-ˈprō-bə-ˌmāt \

Medical Definition of meprobamate

: a bitter carbamate C9H18N2O4 used as a tranquilizer — see equanil, meprospan, miltown

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