Definition of chemical cosh in English:

chemical cosh

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British informal
  • A narcotic drug or drugs used to subdue a disruptive person, typically a patient in an institution: health experts have denied claims that sedatives are being used as a chemical cosh for the elderly

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody