twilight sleep

/ˈtwaɪlaɪt slip/ (say 'twuyluyt sleep)

noun
a state of semiconsciousness usually produced by hypodermic injections of scopolamine and morphine, in order to effect relatively painless childbirth.
{translation of German Dämmerschlaf}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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