sleeping draught

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sleeping draught (plural sleeping draughts)

  1. (dated) A liquid medicine that induces sleep.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 7, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 123:
      'My wife always takes a sleeping draught when travelling by train. She took her usual dose of trional.'