mep·​ro·​bam·​ate ˌme-prō-ˈba-ˌmāt How to pronounce meprobamate (audio)
: a bitter carbamate C9H18N2O4 used as a tranquilizer

Examples of meprobamate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Equagesic is a combination of aspirin and meprobamate. Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2022 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, 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, 15 Aug. 2012

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Word History


methyl + propyl + dicarbamate

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meprobamate was in 1955

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“Meprobamate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


ˌmep-rō-ˈbam-ˌāt also mə-ˈprō-bə-ˌmāt
: a bitter carbamate C9H18N2O4 used as a tranquilizer see equanil, meprospan, miltown

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