Rohypnol

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Ro·hyp·nol

 (rō-hĭp′nôl′, -nōl′)
n.
A brand name for the drug flunitrazepam.

[Originally a trademark.]

Rohypnol

(rəʊˈhɪpnɒl)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a brand of the drug flunitrazepam used as a hypnotic: its ability to render someone unconscious and disoriented on awakening has been exploited by rapists

Ro•hyp•nol

(ˈroʊ hɪpˌnɔl)
Trademark. a brand of flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine: illegal in the U.S., it can cause memory blackouts and has been implicated in date rapes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rohypnol - a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
club drug - a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
forget me drug, Mexican valium, R-2, roofy, rophy, rope, roach, circle - street names for flunitrazepan
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