sedative-hypnotic drug

noun
a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Syn: ↑sedative-hypnotic
Hypernyms: ↑sedative, ↑sedative drug, ↑depressant, ↑downer
Hyponyms:

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