Meaning of Valium in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvalɪəm/

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mass noun Trademark
  • A tranquillizing muscle-relaxant drug used chiefly to relieve anxiety.

    Also called diazepam

    ‘A Yorkshire Labour MP will today spearhead a new alert over the dangers of Valium and other benzodiazepine tranquillisers.’
    • ‘I knew that she kept her Valium in a bottle in the bag.’
    • ‘Lavender has sedative effects comparable to drugs such as Valium.’
    • ‘Drugs used to relieve anxiety, such as Valium, may lessen your interest in sex.’
    • ‘His mother, Laura, had overdosed on Valium, the drug her doctors had prescribed for her bouts of depression.’


1960s of unknown origin.