HyperDic: twilight_sleep

English > 1 sense of the expression twilight sleep:
NOUNstatetwilight sleepa state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousness
English > twilight sleep: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousness; can be induced by injection of scopolamine or morphine.
Broadergeneral anesthesia, general anaesthesiaA state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)

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