Valium

[val-ee-uh m]
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Valium

noun
  1. trademark a brand of diazepam used as a tranquillizerSee also benzodiazepine
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Word Origin and History for valium

Valium

n.

1961, proprietary name (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, N.J.) of diazepam (reg. U.S.), of unknown origin.

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valium in Medicine

Valium

[vălē-əm]
  1. A trademark for the drug diazepam.
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valium in Culture

valium

[(val-ee-uhm)]

A common prescription tranquilizer; trademark for the drug diazepam.

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