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nervine

[nur-veen, -vahyn]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the nerves.
  2. acting on or relieving disorders of the nerves; soothing the nerves.
noun
  1. a nervine medicine.

Origin of nervine

1655–65; < New Latin nervīnus, equivalent to Latin nerv(us) nerve + -īnus -ine1
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nervine

adjective
  1. having a soothing or calming effect upon the nerves
noun
  1. obsolete a nervine drug or agent

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin nervīnus, from Latin nervus nerve
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