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tranquilizer

noun tran·quil·iz·er \-ˌlī-zər\

: a drug that causes a person or animal to become very relaxed and calm

Full Definition of TRANQUILIZER

1
:  one that tranquilizes
2
:  a drug used to reduce mental disturbance (as anxiety and tension) — compare antipsychotic

Variants of TRANQUILIZER

tran·quil·iz·er also tran·quil·liz·er \-ˌlī-zər\

Examples of TRANQUILIZER

  1. a patient who is on tranquilizers

First Known Use of TRANQUILIZER

1800

tranquilizer

noun tran·quil·iz·er   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANQUILIZER

:  a drug used to reduce mental disturbance (as anxiety and tension)—see antipsychotic

Variants of TRANQUILIZER

tran·quil·iz·er or chiefly British tran·quil·liz·er or tran·quil·lis·er \-ˌlī-zər\

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