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tranquilize

verb tran·quil·ize \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

: to use a drug to cause (a person or animal) to become very relaxed and calm

tran·quil·ized also tran·quil·lizedtran·quil·iz·ing also tran·quiliz·ing

Full Definition of TRANQUILIZE

transitive verb
:  to make tranquil or calm :  pacify; especially :  to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs
intransitive verb
1
:  to become tranquil :  relax 1
2
:  to make one tranquil

Variants of TRANQUILIZE

tran·quil·ize also tran·quil·lize \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

Examples of TRANQUILIZE

  1. They tranquilized the bear with a dart so that it could be safely moved to a different area.
  2. <at long last the crying baby was tranquilized by the steady rocking of her cradle>

First Known Use of TRANQUILIZE

1623

Rhymes with TRANQUILIZE

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tranquilize

transitive verb tran·quil·ize   (Medical Dictionary)
tran·quil·ized or chiefly British tran·quil·lized or tran·quilisedtran·quil·iz·ing or chiefly British tran·quiliz·ing or tran·quilis·ing

Medical Definition of TRANQUILIZE

:  to make tranquil or calm; especially :  to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs
tran·quil·iza·tion or chiefly British tran·quil·li·za·tion or tran·quil·li·sa·tion \ˌtraŋ-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtran-\ noun

Variants of TRANQUILIZE

tran·quil·ize or chiefly British tran·quil·lize or tran·quil·lise \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

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