tranquilize

verb tran·quil·ize \ ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz , ˈtran- \
variants: or less commonly tranquillize

Definition of tranquilize

tranquilized also -lized; tranquilizing also tranquilizing
transitive verb
:to make tranquil or calm :pacify; especially :to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs
intransitive verb
1 :to become tranquil :relax 1
2 :to make one tranquil

Examples of tranquilize in a Sentence

  1. They tranquilized the bear with a dart so that it could be safely moved to a different area.

  2. at long last the crying baby was tranquilized by the steady rocking of her cradle

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First Known Use of tranquilize

1623


TRANQUILIZE Defined for English Language Learners

tranquilize

verb

Definition of tranquilize for English Language Learners

  • : to use a drug to cause (a person or animal) to become very relaxed and calm


Medical Dictionary

tranquilize

transitive verb tran·quil·ize
variants: or chiefly British tranquillize or tranquillise play \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

medical Definition of tranquilize

tranquilized or chiefly British -lized or tranquilised; tranquilizing or chiefly British tranquilizing or tranquilising
:to make tranquil or calm; especially :to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs

tranquilization

or chiefly British tranquillization or tranquillisation play \ˌtraŋ-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtran-\ noun


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