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blue devils (amobarbital)

blue devils is a plural form of blue devil

blue devil (amobarbital)

Definition:

the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

slang

Plural:

blue devils

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

amobarbital sodium | amytal | amytal sodium | sodium amytal | blue [slang] | blue angel [slang] | blue heaven [slang]

Etymology:

Middle English blewe, partially from Old English *blǣw ("blue"; found in...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of blue devils...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Amobarbital | amylobarbitone | C11H18N2O3  [chemical formula]

a drug that is a barbiturate derivative. It has sedative-hypnotic properties. It's a white crystalline powder with no odor and a slightly bitter taste. It was first synthesized in Germany in 1923. If amobarbital is taken for extended periods of time, ... (41 of 1941 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Amobarbital

Collins Dictionary:

Amytal [trademark] | sodium amytal

a barbiturate, a brand of amobarbital, used as a sedative and hypnotic (12 of 307 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/amytal

American Heritage Dictionary:

blue devil | blue angel [slang] | blue heaven [slang] | blue devils [sense-specific]

[slang] A blue capsule or tablet containing barbiturate amobarbital or its sodium derivative. | "blue devils": [informal] A feeling of depression; ... (20 of 24 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue-devil

Random House Dictionary:

blue heaven [slang] | blue angel [synonym] | blue devil [synonym]

a blue capsule or tablet containing the barbiturate amobarbital or its derivative. (12 of 21 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blue-heaven

Oxford Dictionary:

blue devil | blue devils

Syllabification: (blue dev·il) Entry from United States Dictionary | [informal] : a blue capsule containing a barbiturate. | ("blue devils") : a ... (20 of 48 words, 4 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blue-devil

Wiktionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle] | blew [obsolete, sense-specific] | blewe [obsolete, sense-specific]

Having a bluish colour shade. | [informal] Depressed, melancholic, sad. | [entertainment, informal] Pornographic or profane. | [United States, politics] Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by a political party represented... (33 of 331 words, 25 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations, 4 images)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blue

New World Dictionary:

blue | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle]

having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea | having a bluish cast or tinge | livid: said of the skin | sad and gloomy; depressed or depressing ... (28 of 157 words, 17 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

Merriam-Webster:

blue [entry 1, adjective] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative] | blue in the face | depressing [synonym, sense-specific] | puritanical [synonym, sense-specific] | profane [synonym, sense-specific] | bluish [synonym, sense-specific] | melancholy [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of the color blue | "bluish" ; discolored by or as if by bruising ; bluish gray | low in spirits; "melancholy" ; marked by low spirits; "depressing" | ... (26 of 324 words, 10 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blue

blue [entry 2, noun] | Blue [sense-specific] | out of the blue | blues [plural] | bluestocking [synonym, sense-specific] | bluefish [synonym, sense-specific] | unexpectedly [synonym, sense-specific] | blue cheese [synonym, sense-specific] | firmament [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet | a pigment or dye that colors ... (30 of 184 words, 11 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blue show=1

blue [entry 3, verb] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle]

to make blue | to turn blue (6 of 23 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blue show=2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blue | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative] | once in a blue moon | scream blue murder | talk a blue streak | turn the air blue | until/till you are blue in the face | blueness [noun, uncountable, related]

something that is blue is the same colour as the sky on a clear sunny day. ... | [informal] feeling rather sad | [informal, dated] dealing with sex in ... (27 of 246 words, 8 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blue

blue [noun] | blues [plural] | Blue | out of the blue

[countable/uncountable] the colour of the sky on a clear sunny day | "blue" or "Blue": [countable] a person who has played for Oxford University or ... (24 of 112 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blue 12

Cambridge Dictionary:

blue [entry 1] | blueness [noun, derived]

of the colour of the sky without clouds on a bright day, or a darker or lighter type of this (20 of 48 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 1

blue [entry 2]

showing or mentioning sexual activity in a way that offends many people (12 of 32 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 2

blue [entry 3, after verb] | blueness [noun, derived]

[informal] feeling or showing sadness (5 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 3

blue [entry 4]

a blue colour (3 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 4

blue [entry 5, British]

a person who has played a sport for Oxford University against Cambridge University or for Cambridge University against Oxford University, or the title ... (23 of 37 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 5

Britannica Encyclopedia:

blues [music]

secular folk music created by black Americans in the early 20th century. From its origin in the South, the blues' simple but expressive forms had ... (25 of 900 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/70493​/blues

Columbia Encyclopedia:

jazz | blues | ragtime | swing music

the most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made ... (21 of 28 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0826064​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

blue heaven [drugs, slang]

blue devil (2 of 14 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861686416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English blewe, partially from Old English *blǣw ("blue"; found in derivative blǣwen ("bluish")); and partially from Anglo-Norman blew, blef ("blue"), from Medieval Latin blāvus, blāvius... (26 of 90 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blue

New World Dictionary:

blue | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle]

Origin: influenced by Middle English blo from Old Norse blā, livid | Middle English and Old French bleu from Frankish *blao from ... (20 of 40 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

Collins Dictionary:

blue | Blue | Bluey

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse blār, Old High German blāo, Middle Dutch blā; related to Latin flāvus yellow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blue

American Heritage Dictionary:

blue | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blues [3rd-person singular present] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English blue, bleu, from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; see bhel- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

Oxford Dictionary:

blue [entry 1] | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle] | blues [3rd-person singular present] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative] | till | out of a clear blue sky | ...

First use: 1940s | 1930s

Origin: Middle English: from Old French bleu, ultimately of Germanic origin ... | sense-specific: perhaps by association with phrases such as make the ... (23 of 88 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blue

blue [entry 2] | blued [past tense] | bluing [present participle] | blueing [present participle] | blues [3rd-person singular present]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: perhaps a variant of "blow1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/blue--2

Merriam-Webster:

blue [entry 1, adjective] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French blef, blew, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German blāo blue; akin to Latin flavus yellow

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blue

Encarta Dictionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French bleu from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861728510​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blue"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blue

Collins Dictionary:

blue | Blue | Bluey

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blue | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blue

blue [noun] | blues [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blue 12

Macmillan American Dictionary:

blue | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blue

blue [noun] | blues [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blue 12

Cambridge Dictionary:

blue [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blue"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "blue"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blue 1

the Free Dictionary:

blue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blue"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "blue" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/blue

Google Dictionary:

blue | blues [plural] | blued [past tense] | blueing [present participle] | bluing [present participle] | bluer [comparative] | bluest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "blue"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=blue

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blue"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=blue​0001 word=blue

YourDictionary Audio:

blue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blue" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blue

freedictionary.org:

blue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blue" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=blue

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