tranquillizer

tranquillizer
n.
a drug that produces a calming effect, relieving anxiety and tension. Antipsychotic drugs (formerly known as major tranquillizers) have this effect and are used to treat severe mental disorders (psychoses), including schizophrenia and mania. Anxiolytic drugs (formerly known as minor tranquillizers) are used to relieve anxiety and tension due to various causes.

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  • tranquillizer — (also tranquilliser; US also tranquilizer) ► NOUN ▪ a medicinal drug taken to reduce tension or anxiety …   English terms dictionary

  • tranquillizer — n. 1) to take a tranquillizer 2) to prescribe a tranquillizer for * * * [ træŋkwɪlaɪzə] to prescribe a tranquillizer for to take a tranquillizer …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tranquillizer — UK [ˈtræŋkwɪlaɪzə(r)] / US [ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪzər] noun [countable] Word forms tranquillizer : singular tranquillizer plural tranquillizers a drug that makes people calmer when they are very worried or nervous be on tranquillizers (= take them… …   English dictionary

  • Tranquillizer — Tranquilizer Tran quil*i zer, Tranquillizer Tran quil*li zer , n. One who, or that which, tranquilizes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tranquillizer — noun Tranquillizer/tranquilizer is used before these nouns: ↑gun …   Collocations dictionary

  • tranquillizer — [[t]træ̱ŋkwɪlaɪzə(r)[/t]] tranquillizers N COUNT (The spellings tranquilizer in American English, and tranquilliser in British English are also used.) A tranquillizer is a drug that makes people feel calmer or less anxious. Tranquillizers are… …   English dictionary

  • tranquillizer — tranquillity, tranquillize, tranquillizer are spelt with two ls in BrE, but usually with one l in AmE. The adverb is tranquilly in both varieties …   Modern English usage

  • tranquillizer — noun see tranquilizer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tranquillizer — noun tranquilizer …   Wiktionary

  • tranquillizer — n. a drug that produces a calming effect, relieving anxiety and tension. antipsychotic drugs (formerly known as major tranquillizers) have this effect and are used to treat severe mental disorders (psychoses), including schizophrenia and mania.… …   Medical dictionary

  • tranquillizer — tran|quil|lizer tranquilliser BrE tranquilizer AmE [ˈtræŋkwılaızə US ər] n a drug used for making someone feel less anxious …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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