sleeping pill

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of sleeping pill

: a drug and especially a barbiturate that is taken as a tablet or capsule to induce sleep

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SLEEPING PILL Defined for English Language Learners

sleeping pill

Definition of sleeping pill for English Language Learners

  • : a pill that contains a drug which helps a person sleep


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sleeping pill

noun

medical Definition of sleeping pill

: a drug and especially a barbiturate that is taken as a tablet or capsule to induce sleep called also sleeping tablet

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