Definition of Valium in English:

Valium

noun

  • trademark for diazepam
    • ‘A Yorkshire Labour MP will today spearhead a new alert over the dangers of Valium and other benzodiazepine tranquillisers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I knew that she kept her Valium in a bottle in the bag.’
    • ‘Lavender has sedative effects comparable to drugs such as Valium.’

Origin

1960s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

Valium

/ˈvalɪəm/