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PURPLE HEART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Purple Heart mean? 

PURPLE HEART (noun)
  The noun PURPLE HEART has 2 senses:

1. a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
2. a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

  Familiarity information: PURPLE HEART used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PURPLE HEART (noun)


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Meaning:

A United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Order of the Purple Heart; Purple Heart

Hypernyms ("Purple Heart" is a kind of...):

decoration; laurel wreath; medal; medallion; palm; ribbon (an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event)


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Meaning:

A long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

Luminal; phenobarbital; phenobarbitone; sodium thiopental; purple heart

Hypernyms ("purple heart" is a kind of...):

barbiturate (organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal)


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