twilight sleep

noun
twi·​light sleep | \ ˈtwī-ˌlīt- How to pronounce twilight sleep (audio) \

Medical Definition of twilight sleep

: a state in which awareness of pain is dulled and memory of pain is dimmed or effaced and which is produced by hypodermic injection of morphine and scopolamine and used especially formerly chiefly in childbirth

Learn More About twilight sleep

Dictionary Entries Near twilight sleep

twig

twilight sleep

twilight state

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Twilight sleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/twilight%20sleep. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!