relaxant

[ri-lak-suh nt]
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noun
  1. Pharmacology. a drug that relaxes, especially one that lessens strain in muscle.

Origin of relaxant

1765–75; < Latin relaxant- (stem of relaxāns), present participle of relaxāre. See relax, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for relaxant

relaxant

noun
  1. med a drug or agent that relaxes, esp one that relaxes tense muscles
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or tending to produce relaxation
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Word Origin and History for relaxant
adj.

1771, from Latin relaxantem (nominative relaxans), present participle of relaxare (see relax). As a noun from 1832.

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relaxant in Medicine

relaxant

[rĭ-lăksənt]
n.
  1. Something, such as a drug or therapeutic treatment, that relaxes or relieves muscular or nervous tension.
adj.
  1. Tending to relax or to relieve tension.
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