Definition of Rohypnol in English:

Rohypnol

noun

mass noun
  • A powerful sedative drug of the benzodiazepine class.

    • ‘Like other benzodiazepines, chronic use of Rohypnol can produce dependence.’
    • ‘They found no trace of any agents, though all but Rohypnol would have passed through her system in that time.’
    • ‘If an assault and/or drugging does occur, says Skolnik, seek medical attention and ask to be tested for Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine.’
    • ‘Because it was legal to buy the benzodiazepine flunitrazepam in Mexico for personal use, that country became a major source of Rohypnol coming into the United States.’
    • ‘If the strip turns red, blue or green after one minute, this is an indication that the drink was spiked with Ketamine, GHB or Rohypnol.’

Origin

1970s: invented name.

Pronunciation

Rohypnol

/rəʊˈhɪpnɒl/