Definition of Librium in English:



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

    Also called chlordiazepoxide
    • ‘You probably don't recognize benzodiazepines but the trademarked names Valium and Librium are household words.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A group of tranquillisers called benzodiazepines including drugs such as Valium, Librium and Diazepam were often involved.’
    • ‘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.