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Noun: benzodiazepine  ,ben-zow-dI'a-zu,peen
  1. Any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers, sedatives, hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency

Derived forms: benzodiazepines

Type of: antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser [Brit], minor tranquillizer, muscle relaxant

Encyclopedia: Benzodiazepine