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anxiolytic

[ang-zee-uh-lit-ik] /ˌæŋ zi əˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
anxiety relieving.
noun
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; anxi(ety) + -o- + -lytic
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  • The first reason people consume booze is to relax, taking advantage of its anxiolytic properties.
British Dictionary definitions for anxiolytic

anxiolytic

/ˌæŋksɪəʊˈlɪtɪk/
noun
1.
any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety
adjective
2.
of or relating to this class of drugs
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anxiolytic in Medicine

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


anx'i·o·lyt'ic adj.
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anxiolytic in Science
anxiolytic
  (āng'zē-ō-lĭt'ĭk)   
A drug used to treat acute or chronic anxiety.
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