dimenhydrinate

[dahy-men-hahy-druh-neyt]

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic, crystalline, antihistamine powder, C17H22NO⋅C7H6ClN4O2, used in the treatment of allergic disorders and as a preventive for seasickness and airsickness.

Nearby words

  1. dime bag,
  2. dime novel,
  3. dime novels,
  4. dime store,
  5. dimelia,
  6. dimension,
  7. dimension lumber,
  8. dimension stone,
  9. dimensional,
  10. dimensional analysis

Origin of dimenhydrinate

First recorded in 1945–50; dime(thyl) + (ami)n(e) + hydr(am)ine + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for dimenhydrinate

dimenhydrinate

noun

a white slightly soluble bitter-tasting crystalline substance: an antihistamine used in the prevention of nausea, esp in travel sickness. Formula: C 24 H 28 ClN 5 O 3

Word Origin for dimenhydrinate

from dime (thyl + ami) n (e) + (diphen) hydr (am) in (e) + -ate 1

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Medicine definitions for dimenhydrinate

dimenhydrinate

[dī′mĕn-hīdrə-nāt′]

n.

An antihistamine used to treat motion sickness and allergic disorders.

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