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anxiolytic

[ang-zee-uh-lit-ik]
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adjective
  1. anxiety relieving.
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noun
  1. antianxiety drug.
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Origin of anxiolytic

First recorded in 1960–65; anxi(ety) + -o- + -lytic
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British Dictionary definitions for anxiolytic

anxiolytic

noun
  1. any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety
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adjective
  1. of or relating to this class of drugs
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anxiolytic in Medicine

anxiolytic

(ăng′zē-ō-lĭtĭk, -sē-, ăngk′sē-)
n.
  1. A drug that relieves anxiety.
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Related formsanx′i•o•lytic adj.
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anxiolytic in Science

anxiolytic

[ăng′zē-ō-lĭtĭk]
  1. A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
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