Definition of Sleeping draught
1. Noun. A soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule).
Generic synonyms: Lozenge, Pill, Tab, Tablet, Hypnotic, Soporific
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Literary usage of Sleeping draught
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1. At the Court of Amîr: A Narrative by John Alfred Gray (1895)
"The Sultana's name. Sirdar, the girl-boy. The sleeping draught. The tea cup and the thermometer. The release from a dangerous position. ..."
2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1903)
"Wherefore she went straightway and did as she was bidden. So she brought the sleeping-draught to the lady in a chalice of pure wine. ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"Patient took sleeping draught and had a good night. Ten grains given at once and fifteen ... AM: Patient did not sleep well; vomited the sleeping draught. ..."