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nervine

[nur-veen, -vahyn] /ˈnɜr vin, -vaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the nerves.
2.
acting on or relieving disorders of the nerves; soothing the nerves.
noun
3.
a nervine medicine.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Neo-Latin nervīnus, equivalent to Latin nerv(us) nerve + -īnus -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for nervine

nervine

/ˈnɜːviːn/
adjective
1.
having a soothing or calming effect upon the nerves
noun
2.
(obsolete) a nervine drug or agent
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin nervīnus, from Latin nervusnerve
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