tranquilize

or tran·quil·lize

[ trang-kwuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈtræŋ kwəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with or without object), tran·quil·ized, tran·quil·iz·ing.

to make or become tranquil.

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Also especially British, tran·quil·lise .

Origin of tranquilize

First recorded in 1615–25; tranquil + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM tranquilize

tran·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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Medical definitions for tranquilize

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.

Other words from tranquilize

tran′quil•i•zation (-kwə-lĭ-zāshən) n.
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