nonbarbiturate

adjective

non·​bar·​bi·​tu·​rate ˌnän-bär-ˈbi-chə-rət How to pronounce nonbarbiturate (audio)
-ˌrāt;
-ˌbär-bə-ˈtyu̇r-ət,
-ˈtu̇r-,
-ˌāt;
 nonstandard  -bär-ˈbi-chə-wət
: not consisting of or pertaining to barbiturates : not derived from barbituric acid
nonbarbiturate sedatives

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonbarbiturate was in 1952

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“Nonbarbiturate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbarbiturate. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

nonbarbiturate

adjective
: not derived from barbituric acid
nonbarbiturate sedatives
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