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>
First Known Use of tranquilize
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
tranquilizedor chiefly British
tranquilizingor chiefly British
: to make tranquil or calm; especially : to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs
tranquilizationor chiefly British
tranquillisation\ˌtraŋ-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtran-\play noun
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