anxiety relieving.

1960–65; anxi(ety) + -o- + -lytic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To anxiolytic
World English Dictionary
anxiolytic (ˌæŋksɪəʊˈlɪtɪk)
1.  any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety
2.  of or relating to this class of drugs

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

anxiolytic anx·i·o·lyt·ic (āng'zē-ō-lĭt'ĭk, -sē-, āngk'sē-)
A drug that relieves anxiety.

anx'i·o·lyt'ic adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
anxiolytic   (āng'zē-ō-lĭt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The first reason people consume booze is to relax, taking advantage of its anxiolytic properties.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature