Anxiolytic Definition

ăngzē-ō-lĭtĭk, -sē-, ăngksē-
adjective
Relieving tension or anxiety.
Webster's New World
Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety.
American Heritage Medicine

That reduces anxiety; tranquilizing.

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noun
Any anxiolytic drug or substance.
Webster's New World
An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer.
American Heritage Medicine

(medicine) A drug prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety.

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Synonyms:
  • anxiolytic drug
  • antianxiety drug
  • minor tranquilliser
  • minor tranquilizer
  • minor tranquillizer
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other
A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
American Heritage Science

(anxiety-treating drug): anxiogenic.

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Other Word Forms of Anxiolytic

Noun

Singular:
anxiolytic
Plural:
anxiolytics

Origin of Anxiolytic

  • From anxio- (combining form of anxiety) + -lytic.

    From Wiktionary

  • anxi(ety) –lytic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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