tranquilize

or tran·quil·lize

[trang-kwuh-lahyz]

verb (used with or without object), tran·quil·ized, tran·quil·iz·ing.

to make or become tranquil.

Also especially British, tran·quil·lise.

Origin of tranquilize

First recorded in 1615–25; tranquil + -ize
Related formstran·quil·i·za·tion, nounun·tran·quil·ize, verb (used with object), un·tran·quil·ized, un·tran·quil·iz·ing.
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Related Words for tranquilize

sedate, hush, compose, subdue, relax, quiet, soothe, quell, lull, pacify, still, quieten, calm, balm, unruffle

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Word Origin and History for tranquilize
v.

1620s, from tranquil + -ize. Related: Tranquilized; tranquilizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tranquilize in Medicine

tranquilize

v.

To make tranquil; pacify.
To sedate or relieve of anxiety or tension by the administration of a drug.
To become tranquil; relax.
To have a calming or soothing effect.
Related formstran′quil•i•zation (-kwə-lĭ-zāshən) n.
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