relaxant

adjective
re·​lax·​ant | \ ri-ˈlak-sənt How to pronounce relaxant (audio) \

Definition of relaxant

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: of, relating to, or producing relaxation an anesthetic and relaxant agent

relaxant

noun
Definition of relaxant (Entry 2 of 2)
: a substance (such as a drug) that relaxes specifically : one that relieves muscular tension

Examples of relaxant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Chloe has been visiting Diane in order to feed her the same canine muscle relaxant pills that she was once forced to take. Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, "Run’s Final Twist Upends Our Expectations Of Stories About Disability," 20 Nov. 2020 These included more than a dozen sedatives, anesthetics, painkillers, and muscle relaxants, prompting the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration to scramble to alleviate the problem. Ed Silverman, STAT, "CEO tapped by Trump to make generic drugs during pandemic has a dicey track record," 19 May 2020 Doctors can recommend multiple treatments including muscle relaxants, injections and physical therapy. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Low back and neck pain is costing us a fortune. Here's how to stop," 3 Mar. 2020 As noted previously, the decision comes as hospitals are having difficulty receiving orders for more than a dozen sedatives, anesthetics, painkillers, and muscle relaxants, which have been in short supply. Ed Silverman, STAT, "FDA takes another step to ease shortages of drugs for Covid-19 patients on ventilators," 20 Apr. 2020 Two Samoan nurses were later convicted of manslaughter for improperly mixing the vaccine with a muscle relaxant instead of water. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 Two Samoan nurses were later convicted of manslaughter for improperly mixing the vaccine with a muscle relaxant instead of water. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 In Cincinnati, the USGS also detected methocarbamol, a muscle relaxant, by the Little Miami treatment plant at four times the concentration recorded at a treatment plant not receiving any drug manufacturing waste. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, "‘Dump it down the drain’: How contaminants from prescription-drug factories pollute waterways," 11 Dec. 2019 Chelsea was given a fatal injection of a muscle relaxant and Rolando received a large injection of a blood thinner. Washington Post, "Ex-Texas nurse pleads guilty in 1981 death of 11-month-old," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of relaxant

Adjective

1651, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Relaxant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relaxant. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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relaxant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of relaxant

: a substance (such as a drug) that relaxes you, your muscles, etc.

relaxant

adjective
re·​lax·​ant | \ ri-ˈlak-sənt How to pronounce relaxant (audio) \

Medical Definition of relaxant

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: of, relating to, or producing relaxation an anesthetic and relaxant agent

relaxant

noun
Medical Definition of relaxant (Entry 2 of 2)
: a substance (as a drug) that relaxes specifically : one that relieves muscular tension

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