Definition of barbiturate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɑːˈbɪtʃʊrət//
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrˈbɪtʃʊrət//
jump to other results
a powerful drug that makes you feel calm and relaxed or puts you to sleep. There are several types of barbiturate. He died from an overdose of barbiturates.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barbiturate