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English noun: sedative-hypnotic

1. sedative-hypnotic (artifact) a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep

Synonymssedative-hypnotic drug

Broader (hypernym)depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug

Narrower (hyponym)antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, barbiturate, ethchlorvynol, methaqualone, Placidyl, Quaalude, thalidomide, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer

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