Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning

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Synonyms of Valium


Alternate forms of Valium

Hypernyms: benzodiazepine

Origin of the word Valium

  1. 1961, proprietary name (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, N.J.) of diazepam (reg. U.S.), of unknown origin. more

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Words that sound like Valium

valine, valmy, veblen, vellum, velum, villain, villainy, villein, villoma, villon, vilna, vilno, violin, volume

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