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slang A shortening of "Valium," a former trade name of the tranquilizer benzodiazepine (now marketed as "Diazepam"). The doctor wants me to take vals to deal with my anxiety. A bunch of people at the party were whacked out of their minds on vals.
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n. Valium tranquilizers. I’m taking vals for this, but the doctor says to get off of them as soon as possible.
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