- to make or become tranquil.
Also especially British, tran·quil·lise.
Origin of tranquilize
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Examples from the Web for tranquillize
"Be calm, tranquillize yourself—it will all be well," said the latter, with a smile.The Daughter of an Empress
Every effort should be made to tranquillize and reassure the patient.
He promised to do what he could, and tried to tranquillize me.Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II.
Catherine II, Empress of Russia
But this letter did not tranquillize Dorcas, to whom it was written.Miles Tremenhere, Vol 2 of 2
Annette Marie Maillard
In the case of Jolin, how speedily did it tranquillize and cheer his mind.An account of the Death of Philip Jolin
tranquillise or US tranquilize
- to make or become calm or calmer
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Word Origin and History for tranquillize
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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.
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