relaxant

1 of 2

adjective

re·​lax·​ant ri-ˈlak-sənt How to pronounce relaxant (audio)
: of, relating to, or producing relaxation
an anesthetic and relaxant agent

relaxant

2 of 2

noun

: 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
Adjective
Ashwagandha comes with natural relaxant properties to calm down your mind and recharge your brain. Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2023 Perhaps most interesting is its airway relaxant potential in the treatment of asthma [2]. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2014
Noun
As well as containing serotonin, for a natural mood boost, and anandamide, which binds to the brain’s cannabinoid receptors for a calming effect, dark chocolate contains valeric acid, a natural relaxant, and magnesium, which is also known for its relaxing properties. Georgia Day, Vogue, 30 Oct. 2023 Melatonin is a hormone produced by the brain in response to darkness, and supplement makers have sold it as a potential sleep aid and a relaxant. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 Apr. 2023 But the Starbucks drink has a potentially fragile combination: caffeine, which is a stimulant, and olive oil, which is a relaxant. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 8 Apr. 2023 The mattress topper is also infused with lavender, which works as a natural relaxant to help lull you to sleep. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2023 After a 10-month investigation, the FBI arrested Perez and another nurse and accused them of injecting a muscle relaxant into the patients’ IV tubes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2023 Pawfy Calming chews also ease upset stomachs and contain a natural muscle relaxant to keep your dog from tensing up in uneasy situations. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 Both have been cited to contain various pharmacological properties that aid in relaxation, such as anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, [1] and relaxant of vascular smooth muscles [3]. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 10 Feb. 2015 While caffeine stimulates the CNS, L-theanine acts as a relaxant, which can counterbalance caffeine’s side effects of nervousness, restlessness, and sleep disruption. Dallas News, 24 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1651, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relaxant was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Relaxant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relaxant. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

relaxant

1 of 2 adjective
re·​lax·​ant ri-ˈlak-sənt How to pronounce relaxant (audio)
: producing relaxation

relaxant

2 of 2 noun
: a relaxing agent
especially : a drug that causes muscular relaxation

Medical Definition

relaxant

1 of 2 adjective
re·​lax·​ant ri-ˈlak-sənt How to pronounce relaxant (audio)
: of, relating to, or producing relaxation
an anesthetic and relaxant agent

relaxant

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

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