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 Dictionary entry overview: What does barbiturate mean? 

  The noun BARBITURATE has 1 sense:

1. organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal

  Familiarity information: BARBITURATE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1barbiturate [BACK TO TOP]


Organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("barbiturate" is a kind of...):

sedative-hypnotic; sedative-hypnotic drug (a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "barbiturate"):

amobarbital (a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relive insomnia and as an anticonvulsant)

barbital; barbitone; diethylbarbituric acid; diethylmalonylurea; veronal (a barbiturate used as a hypnotic)

Mebaral; mephobarbital (a long-acting crystalline barbiturate (trade name Mebaral) used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy)

Nembutal; pentobarbital; pentobarbital sodium; yellow jacket (a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic)

red devil; secobarbital; secobarbital sodium; Seconal (barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions)

Luminal; phenobarbital; phenobarbitone; purple heart; sodium thiopental (a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative)

Pentothal; thiopental; thiopental sodium; thiopentobarbital sodium (barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic)

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