Examples of tranquilize in a Sentence
They tranquilized the bear with a dart so that it could be safely moved to a different area.
at long last the crying baby was tranquilized by the steady rocking of her cradle
Recent Examples of tranquilize from the Web
The lions have been tranquilized to enable the police and the anti-poaching unit to continue the investigation, according to Fox’s statement.
After tranquilizing the bear, officials were able to recover Bhatara’s body.
Six lions were tranquilized so police could search the area the next day, alongside the reserve’s anti-poaching unit and other specialists.
The report states the dog was eventually subdued and tranquilized.
The lions were set to be tranquilized the following morning so authorities could search the area for clues.
According to the Idaho State Journal, Zoo Idaho Director Peter Pruett said the bear was safely tranquilized Tuesday afternoon, and Idaho Fish and Game will transport the bear to a safe, more suitable environment away from civilization.
The gorilla was tranquilized by veterinarians and returned to his den.
One teacher apparently twisted a child’s arm behind their back, which was followed by medical staff administering a shot to tranquilize the child.
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TRANQUILIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tranquilize for English Language Learners
: to use a drug to cause (a person or animal) to become very relaxed and calm
medical Definition of tranquilize
tranquilizationor chiefly British tranquillization or tranquillisation play \ˌtraŋ-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtran-\ noun
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