tranquillizing

tranquilize

[trang-kwuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), tranquilized, tranquilizing.
to make or become tranquil.
Also, tranquillize;, especially British, tranquillise.


Origin:
1615–25; tranquil + -ize

tranquilization, noun
untranquilize, verb (used with object), untranquilized, untranquilizing.
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tranquilize tran·quil·ize or tran·quil·lize (trāng'kwə-līz', trān'-)
v. tran·quil·ized or tran·quil·lized, tran·quil·iz·ing or tran·quil·liz·ing, tran·quil·iz·es or tran·quil·liz·es

  1. To make tranquil; pacify.

  2. To sedate or relieve of anxiety or tension by the administration of a drug.

  3. To become tranquil; relax.

  4. To have a calming or soothing effect.


tran'quil·i·za'tion (-kwə-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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