quietive

noun
qui·​e·​tive | \ ˈkwīə̇tiv \
plural -s

Definition of quietive

: something that has a tranquilizing effect : sedative quietives rather than incentives will be in demand— Helmut Kuhn

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quiet entry 4 + -ive

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“Quietive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quietive. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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