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 Prosecutors said that instead of giving Murphey a dose of the sedative Versed, Vaught injected the patient with the powerful muscle relaxant vecuronium, which left her unable to breathe. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 Once unconsciousness was confirmed, the rest of the chemicals began to flow through the IV lines: a muscle relaxant called rocuronium bromide, and potassium chloride, to induce cardiac arrest. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021 Laughing for 10 minutes before sleeping is its own relaxant. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 First synthesized by a pair of chemists—one a Merck employee and the other a consultant for the company—in 1956, the drug reached pharmacies in the 1970s as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever, under the brand name Flexeril. Michael Schulson, Quartz, 14 Oct. 2021 Just one week after the attacks, he was prescribed a muscle relaxant for a backache. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 The impulse can act as a sort of muscle relaxant, a release valve that also, perhaps not incidentally, corresponds to periods of persistent discomfort or despair, or some kind of admixture of the two. Will Stephenson, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 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, 3 Apr. 2021 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, 3 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for relaxant

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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