Anxiolytic meaning

ăngzē-ō-lĭtĭk, -sē-, ăngksē-
Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety.
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An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer.
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Relieving tension or anxiety.
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Any anxiolytic drug or substance.
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Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety.
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An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer.
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A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
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That reduces anxiety; tranquilizing.
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(medicine) A drug prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety.
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(anxiety-treating drug): anxiogenic.
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Origin of anxiolytic

  • anxi(ety) –lytic

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

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

    From Wiktionary