sleeping pill

a pill or capsule containing a drug for inducing sleep.

1940–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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sleeping pill
a pill or tablet containing a sedative drug, such as a barbiturate, used to induce sleep

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Example sentences
Give the animal a sleeping pill and put them down below.
In addition, she was injected with pain medication at multiple trigger points and her sleeping pill dosage was increased.
Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
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