sleeping draught


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sleeping draught

n
(Medicine) any drink containing a drug or agent that induces sleep
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Noun1.sleeping draught - a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
lozenge, pill, tablet, tab - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
hypnotic, soporific - a drug that induces sleep
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Nobody must see him; I've just given him his sleeping draught."
"In point of fact, poor Quinton doesn't have his sleeping draught for nearly half an hour.
"I am just going to give your husband his sleeping draught."
Taking the opportunity to stuff it in my pocket I went back to Quinton's study, locked the door, and gave him his sleeping draught. He was against answering Atkinson at all, but I urged him to call out and quiet the fellow, because I wanted a clear proof that Quinton was alive when I left the room for the second time.
And as for this soldier, even if I had not given him his sleeping draught, he would have slept soundly enough.'
I mixed for myself a strong sleeping draught, and sullenly took refuge from my troubles in bed.
He very kindly made me up a sleeping draught, which he gave to me, telling me that it would do me no harm, as it was very mild.
She hastily dressed herself in her bonnet and shawl: looking fearfully round, from time to time, as if, despite the sleeping draught, she expected every moment to feel the pressure of Sikes's heavy hand upon her shoulder; then, stooping softly over the bed, she kissed the robber's lips; and then opening and closing the room-door with noiseless touch, hurried from the house.
I believe there was some tragedy connected with her death--she took an overdose of some sleeping draught by mistake.
"Sleeping draught," answered the surgeon curtly; and moving with an air of interest toward Mr.