Tranquilizer definition

trăngkwə-līzər, trăn-
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Any of various drugs used to treat psychotic states; an antipsychotic drug. Not in scientific use.
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A person or thing that tranquilizes; esp., a depressant drug used as a calming agent in relieving and controlling various emotional disturbances, anxiety neuroses, certain psychoses, etc.
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Any of various drugs used to reduce tension or anxiety; an antianxiety agent.
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Any of various drugs used to treat psychotic states; an antipsychotic drug. Not in scientific use.
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Any of various drugs used to reduce tension or anxiety; an antianxiety agent.
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That which tranquillizes or soothes.
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(pharmacology) A drug used to reduce anxiety or tension; a sedative.
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One that serves to tranquilize, as soothing music.
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Noun

Singular:
tranquilizer
Plural:
tranquilizers