anxiolytic


an·xi·o·lyt·ic

noun \ˌaŋ-zē-ō-ˈli-tik, ˌaŋ(k)-sē-\

Definition of ANXIOLYTIC

:  a drug that relieves anxiety
anxiolytic adjective

Origin of ANXIOLYTIC

anxiety + -o- + -lytic
First Known Use: 1965

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