barbiturate

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Etymology[edit]

See barbituric.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌbɑː(ɹ)ˈbɪtʃəɹɪt/, /ˌbɑː(ɹ)ˈbɪtʃəɹeɪt/, ˌbɑrbɪˈt(j)ʊəɹɪt, ˌbɑrbɪˈt(j)ʊəɹeɪt
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  • (US, colloquial, nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˌbɑɹˈbɪtʃu.ɪt/, /ˌbɑɹˈbɪt(j)u.ɪt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

barbiturate (plural barbiturates)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of barbituric acid.
  2. (pharmacology) Any of derivatives of barbituric acid that act as depressants of the central nervous system and are used as sedatives or hypnotics.

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