relaxant

[ ri-lak-suh nt ]
/ rɪˈlæk sənt /

adjective

of, relating to, or causing a relaxation.

noun

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

/ (rɪˈlæksənt) /

noun

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

adjective

of, relating to, or tending to produce relaxation
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Word Origin and History for relaxant

relaxant


adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for relaxant

relaxant

[ rĭ-lăksənt ]

n.

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

adj.

Tending to relax or to relieve tension.
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