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Topic: DRUGS, MEDICINES

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: barbituric acid type of acid (19-21 centuries), from German barbitursäure, from Barbara female name + säure 'acid'

barbiturate

noun
     
bar‧bi‧tu‧rate [uncountable and countable]
MD a powerful drug that makes people calm and helps them to sleep
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