sleeping pill


Definition of sleeping pill

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

Examples of sleeping pill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, using melatonin as a cover-all sleeping pill for insomnia is not a good idea, Dr. Shamin-Uzzaman says. Audrey Noble, Allure, 23 July 2022 This incident, Lana writes, led to Natalie’s addiction to a sleeping pill called Seconal, also known as Secobarbital. Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 The infant's grandmother, after taking a sleeping pill, joined her. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Katrina took a sleeping pill that evening and sat on her bed staring at the news. New York Times, 8 July 2021 Some arrive after primary care doctors refuse to refill their sleeping pill prescriptions, the coaches say. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, 12 June 2021 Therefore, applying technology to monitor and improve sleep, rather than taking a sleeping pill, would be the preferred course of action. Trisha Swift, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Michaels then called Marshall, who'd just taken a sleeping pill. David Lee Simmons,, 8 Feb. 2021 Several news outlets reported in 2018 that the office would routinely hand out prescription drugs, like the sleeping pill Ambien, to White House staffers. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 5 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sleeping pill

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleeping pill was in 1664

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“Sleeping pill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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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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