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anxiolytic

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

anxiety relieving.

noun

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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
/ (ˌæŋksɪəʊˈlɪtɪk) /

noun

any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety

adjective

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

anxiolytic
[ ăng′zē-ō-lĭtĭk, -sē-, ăngk′sē- ]

n.

A drug that relieves anxiety.

Other words from anxiolytic

anx′i•o•lytic adj.
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Scientific definitions for anxiolytic

anxiolytic
[ ăng′zē-ō-lĭtĭk ]

A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
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