Definition of sleeping pill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sleeping pill

BrE BrE//ˈsliːpɪŋ pɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsliːpɪŋ pɪl//
(British English also sleeping tablet) Medication
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