Definition of Seconal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛk(ə)nal/
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛk(ə)n(ə)l/


[mass noun] trademark
A barbiturate drug used as a sedative and hypnotic.
Example sentences
  • The inquest heard Dr Iqbal first prescribed the barbiturate Seconal for the princess in July 1999 after another patient told him she needed the drugs.
  • Raving, starving herself, addicted to Seconal and Dexedrine, Tippy makes a dramatic transformation from beautiful to mean.
  • Devastated, Auden increased his intake of Benzedrine and Seconal to help him sleep.


1930s: blend of secondary and allyl.

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