sleeping pill


noun

a pill or capsule containing a drug for inducing sleep.

Nearby words

  1. sleeping beauty,
  2. sleeping car,
  3. sleeping chair,
  4. sleeping draught,
  5. sleeping partner,
  6. sleeping policeman,
  7. sleeping porch,
  8. sleeping sickness,
  9. sleepless,
  10. sleeplessly

Origin of sleeping pill

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for sleeping pill

sleeping pill

noun

a pill or tablet containing a sedative drug, such as a barbiturate, used to induce sleep
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