tranquilizer

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noun tran·quil·iz·er \ -ˌlī-zər \
variants: or less commonly tranquillizer

Definition of tranquilizer

1 :a drug used to reduce mental disturbance (such as anxiety and tension) — compare antipsychotic
2 :one that tranquilizes

Examples of tranquilizer in a Sentence

  1. a patient who is on tranquilizers

Recent Examples of tranquilizer from the Web

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First Known Use of tranquilizer

1800


TRANQUILIZER Defined for English Language Learners

tranquilizer

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Definition of tranquilizer for English Language Learners

  • : a drug that causes a person or animal to become very relaxed and calm


TRANQUILIZER Defined for Kids

tranquilizer

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noun tran·quil·iz·er \ ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlī-zər \

Definition of tranquilizer for Students

:a drug used to make someone calm and relaxed

Medical Dictionary

tranquilizer

noun tran·quil·iz·er
variants: or chiefly British tranquillizer or tranquilliser play \-ˌlī-zər\

medical Definition of tranquilizer

:a drug used to reduce mental disturbance (as anxiety and tension) — see antipsychotic


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