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tranquilize

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

Simple Definition of tranquilize

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tranquilize

tranquilized also tranquillizedtranquilizing also tranquilizing

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to become tranquil :  relax 1

  5. 2 :  to make one tranquil

Examples of tranquilize in a sentence

  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>



1623

First Known Use of tranquilize

1623

Variants of tranquilize

also tranquillize play \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

Rhymes with tranquilize

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Medical Dictionary

tranquilize

transitive verb tran·quil·ize

Medical Definition of tranquilize

tranquilized or chiefly British tranquilized or tranquilised; tranquilizing or chiefly British tranquilizing or tranquilising

  1. :  to make tranquil or calm; especially :  to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs

tranquilization or chiefly British tranquillization or tranquillisation \ˌtraŋ-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtran-\play noun


Variants of tranquilize

or chiefly British tranquillize or tranquillise \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\play


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