Meaning of Librium in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɪbrɪəm/


mass noun Trademark
  • A tranquillizer of the benzodiazepine group, used chiefly to treat anxiety and alcoholism.

    Also called chlordiazepoxide

    ‘A group of tranquillisers called benzodiazepines including drugs such as Valium, Librium and Diazepam were often involved.’
    • ‘Since Librium is a long-acting drug, it's quite possible that Thomas' agitation was caused by some withdrawal symptoms which are typically delayed in onset.’
    • ‘Barbiturates and tranquilizers such as Librium and Valium are categorized in this class.’
    • ‘You probably don't recognize benzodiazepines but the trademarked names Valium and Librium are household words.’
    • ‘A first attempt to clean up was almost immediately unsuccessful, and in 1999 when he was found unconscious after consuming methadone, Librium and vodka.’


1960s of unknown origin.