anxiolytic

[ ang-zee-uh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌæŋ zi əˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective

anxiety relieving.

noun


Nearby words

  1. anxiety disorder,
  2. anxiety hysteria,
  3. anxiety neurosis,
  4. anxiety reaction,
  5. anxiety state,
  6. anxious,
  7. anxious seat,
  8. anxiously,
  9. any,
  10. any day

Origin of anxiolytic

First recorded in 1960–65; anxi(ety) + -o- + -lytic

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British Dictionary definitions for anxiolytic

anxiolytic

/ (ˌæŋksɪəʊˈlɪtɪk) /

noun

any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety

adjective

of or relating to this class of drugs
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Medicine definitions for anxiolytic

anxiolytic

[ ăng′zē-ō-lĭtĭk, -sē-, ăngk′sē- ]

n.

A drug that relieves anxiety.
Related formsanx′i•o•lytic adj.


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Science definitions for anxiolytic

anxiolytic

[ ăng′zē-ō-lĭtĭk ]

A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
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