tranquilizer

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noun tran·quil·iz·er \-ˌlī-zər\

Definition of tranquilizer

  1. 1 :  one that tranquilizes

  2. 2 :  a drug used to reduce mental disturbance (as anxiety and tension) — compare antipsychotic

Examples of tranquilizer in a sentence

  1. a patient who is on tranquilizers

1800

First Known Use of tranquilizer

1800

Variants of tranquilizer

less commonly

tranquillizer


TRANQUILIZER Defined for English Language Learners

tranquilizer

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noun tran·quil·iz·er \-ˌlī-zər\

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

  1. :  a drug used to make someone calm and relaxed


Medical Dictionary

tranquilizer

noun tran·quil·iz·er

Medical Definition of tranquilizer

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

Variants of tranquilizer

or chiefly British

tranquillizer

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tranquilliser

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