from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of chemical compounds with a common molecular structure and similar pharmacological effects, used as antianxiety agents, muscle relaxants, sedatives, hypnotics, and sometimes as anticonvulsants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a class of psychoactive drugs, structured upon diazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other related disorders.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
benzo- + diazep(am) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From benzo- + diazepine. (Wiktionary)