tranquilize

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verb tran·quil·ize \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

Definition of tranquilize

tranquilized

also

tranquillized

tranquilizing

also

tranquilizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make tranquil or calm :  pacify; especially :  to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to become tranquil :  relax 1

  5. 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>

1623

First Known Use of tranquilize

1623

Variants of tranquilize

less commonly

tranquillize


TRANQUILIZE Defined for English Language Learners

tranquilize

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verb tran·quil·ize \ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\

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

Medical Definition of tranquilize

tranquilized

or chiefly British

tranquilized

or

tranquilised

;

tranquilizing

or chiefly British

tranquilizing

or

tranquilising

  1. :  to make tranquil or calm; especially :  to relieve of mental tension and anxiety by means of drugs

tranquilization

or chiefly British

tranquillization

or

tranquillisation

\ˌtraŋ-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtran-\play noun

Variants of tranquilize

or chiefly British

tranquillize

or

tranquillise

\ˈtraŋ-kwə-ˌlīz, ˈtran-\play


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