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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tranquilizer mean? 

  The noun TRANQUILIZER has 1 sense:

1. a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

  Familiarity information: TRANQUILIZER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1tranquilizer [BACK TO TOP]


A drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

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Nouns denoting man-made objects


antianxiety agent; ataractic; ataractic agent; ataractic drug; tranquilizer; tranquilliser; tranquillizer

Hypernyms ("tranquilizer" is a kind of...):

psychotropic agent (a chemical substance that can influence human consciousness)

sedative-hypnotic; sedative-hypnotic drug (a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tranquilizer"):

antipsychotic; antipsychotic agent; antipsychotic drug; major tranquilizer; major tranquilliser; major tranquillizer; neuroleptic; neuroleptic agent; neuroleptic drug (tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired)

antianxiety drug; anxiolytic; anxiolytic drug; minor tranquilizer; minor tranquilliser; minor tranquillizer (a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability)

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