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knockout drops

a popular name for a combination of chloral hydrate (formerly in common use as a sedative but now rarely employed clinically) and alcohol, used surreptitiously to produce a sudden loss of consciousness. This combination was called Mickey Finn and might be considered an early example of a date-rape drug.

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set zone

set zone

the range of values for a variable that a feedback system is to maintain. See also critical range.