Definition of sleeping pill in English:

sleeping pill

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  • A tablet of a drug which helps to induce sleep, such as chloral hydrate or a barbiturate sedative.
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    • She was not only on Oxycontin, but on a sleeping pill and a sedative for anxiety.
    • Instead, they are prescribing medications like Valium, tranquilizers and sleeping pills.
    • Another psychiatrist also gave her sedatives and sleeping pills.

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