Definition of twilight sleep in English:

twilight sleep

noun

Medicine
  • A state of partial narcosis or stupor without total loss of consciousness, in particular a state induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, formerly popular for use during childbirth.

    • ‘Poetry is often thought to be a painless twilight sleep out of which beauty is accidentally born.’
    • ‘It is Christmas eve and our patient lays on the table in twilight sleep.’
    • ‘Being alive is a very intense experience, we all shy away from it preferring an ambulatory twilight sleep.’
    • ‘And you will hear a lot of experts suggest, Larry, that it puts you in a twilight sleep, where you kind of know what's going on.’
    • ‘As a pioneer of twilight sleep in childbirth in New Zealand she even trialled the drug on herself when she subsequently had her four children, Peter, Ross, Graham and Alison.’

Pronunciation

twilight sleep

/ˈtwīˌlīt slēp/