veronal

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veronal (uncountable)

  1. A barbiturate, diethylmalonyl urea or diethylbarbituric acid; barbitol, used formerly to induce sleep.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 29
      He was by now so worn out that he could not resist my firmness. I gave him a sufficient dose of veronal to insure his unconsciousness for several hours. I thought that was the best service I could render him.
    • 1926, Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, ch 1.
      She died of an overdose of veronal. She's been taking it lately for sleeplessness. Must have taken too much.

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Noun[edit]

veronal m (uncountable)

  1. veronal