a state of semiconsciousness, usually produced by hypodermic injections of scopolamine and morphine, used chiefly to effect relatively painless childbirth.
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How to use twilight sleep in a sentence
The "twilight-sleep" injections are not started until the patient is in the stage of active labor.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
British Dictionary definitions for twilight sleep
med a state of partial anaesthesia in which the patient retains a slight degree of consciousness
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