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oxazepam

Definition:

a tranquilizing drug used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

oxazepams

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C15H11ClN2O2 [chemical formula] | Serax [trade name]

Etymology:

hydroxy- + diazepam
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Oxazepam | Alepam | Medopam | Murelax | Noripam | Opamox | Ox-Pam | Purata | Serax | ...

a drug which is a short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine derivative. Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine used extensively since the 1960s for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia and in the control of symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. It's a ... (36 of 2537 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Oxazepam

Collins Dictionary:

oxazepam [medicine]

a drug used to relieve anxiety (6 of 190 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

oxazepam | C15H11ClN2O2 [chemical formula]

A tranquilizing drug, ..., related to benzodiazepine and used especially in the treatment of insomnia and alcohol withdrawal. (18 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oxazepam

Random House Dictionary:

oxazepam [pharmacology] | C15H11ClN2O2 [chemical formula]

a benzodiazepine used in the management of anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal. (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/oxazepam

Merriam-Webster:

oxazepam | C15H11ClN2O2 [chemical formula]

a benzodiazepine tranquilizer .. (4 of 17 words, pronunciation)

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

Wiktionary:

oxazepam

A benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal. (11 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/oxazepam

Columbia Encyclopedia:

antianxiety drug

drug administered for the relief of anxiety. Although their action is not fully understood, most antianxiety medications appear to affect the action ... (22 of 174 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804207​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

minor tranquilizer

Syllabification: (mi·nor tran·quil·iz·er) | a tranquilizer of the kind used to treat anxiety states, especially a benzodiazepine; an anxiolytic. (18 of 39 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/minor-tranquilizer

New World Dictionary:

anxiolytic

relieving tension or anxiety | any anxiolytic drug or substance (9 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/anxiolytic

Encarta Dictionary:

oxazepam

a tranquilizer used to manage anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal (10 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861636199​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

oxazepam

First use: 1964

Origin: hydroxy- + diazepam

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

ox | oxen [plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English oxa; akin to Old High German ohso ox, Sanskrit ukṣā bull, and perhaps to Sanskrit ... (23 of 29 etymology words)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

oxazepam

Origin: "hydroxy" + "diazepam".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oxazepam

hydroxy

Origin: "hydro-" + "oxygen" + "-yl".

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diazepam

Origin: "diazo" + "epoxide" + "ammonia".

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Encarta Dictionary:

oxazepam

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: hydroxy + -azepam, inn stem

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861636199​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

oxazepam

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "oxazepam"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "oxazepam" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

oxazepam

Audio: North American pronunciation of "oxazepam"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=oxazep​01 word=oxazepam

YourDictionary Audio:

oxazepam

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

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