[ ri-lak-suh nt ]
/ rɪˈlæk sənt /


of, relating to, or causing a relaxation.


Pharmacology. a drug that relaxes, especially one that lessens strain in muscle.


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Origin of relaxant

1765–75; < Latin relaxant- (stem of relaxāns), present participle of relaxāre. See relax, -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for relaxant

/ (rɪˈlæksənt) /


med a drug or agent that relaxes, esp one that relaxes tense muscles


of, relating to, or tending to produce relaxation
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Medical definitions for relaxant

[ rĭ-lăksənt ]


Something, such as a drug or therapeutic treatment, that relaxes or relieves muscular or nervous tension.


Tending to relax or to relieve tension.
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