nervine

[ nur-veen, -vahyn ]
/ ˈnɜr vin, -vaɪn /

adjective

of or relating to the nerves.
acting on or relieving disorders of the nerves; soothing the nerves.

noun

a nervine medicine.

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Origin of nervine

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

nervine
/ (ˈnɜːviːn) /

adjective

having a soothing or calming effect upon the nerves

noun

obsolete a nervine drug or agent

Word Origin for nervine

C17: from New Latin nervīnus, from Latin nervus nerve
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