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English noun: Purple Heart

1. Purple Heart (communication) a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

SynonymsOrder of the Purple Heart

Broader (hypernym)decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon

2. purple heart (artifact) a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

SynonymsLuminal, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, sodium thiopental

Broader (hypernym)barbiturate

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