or tran·quil·lize

[ trang-kwuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈtræŋ kwəˌlaɪz /

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

to make or become tranquil.

Nearby words

  1. trank,
  2. trannie,
  3. tranny,
  4. tranquil,
  5. tranquility,
  6. tranquilizer,
  7. tranquillity,
  8. tranquillize,
  9. tranquillizer,
  10. tranquilly

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for tranquilize



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for tranquilize



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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