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[dahy-men-hahy-druh-neyt] /ˌdaɪ mɛnˈhaɪ drəˌneɪt/
noun, Pharmacology.
a synthetic, crystalline, antihistamine powder, C 17 H 22 NO⋅C 7 H 6 ClN 4 O 2 , used in the treatment of allergic disorders and as a preventive for seasickness and airsickness.
Origin of dimenhydrinate
First recorded in 1945-50; dime(thyl) + (ami)n(e) + hydr(am)ine + -ate2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dimenhydrinate


a white slightly soluble bitter-tasting crystalline substance: an antihistamine used in the prevention of nausea, esp in travel sickness. Formula: C24H28ClN5O3
Word Origin
from dime(thyl + ami)n(e) + (diphen)hydr(am)in(e) + -ate1
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dimenhydrinate in Medicine

dimenhydrinate di·men·hy·dri·nate (dī'měn-hī'drə-nāt')
An antihistamine used to treat motion sickness and allergic disorders.

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