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anxiolytic

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

anxio- (combining form of anxiety) + -lytic.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Anxiolytic | antipanic | antianxiety agent

a drug that inhibits anxiety. This effect is in contrast to anxiogenic agents, which increase anxiety. Together these categories of psychoactive compounds may be referred to as anxiotropic compounds. Some recreational drugs like alcoholic beverages... (35 of 3115 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

anxiolytic

any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety | of or relating to this class of drugs (17 of 282 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

anxiolytic

[medicine] : [drug] used to reduce anxiety. | a drug used to relieve anxiety. (13 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

anxiolytic

a drug that relieves anxiety (5 of 22 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

anxiolytic

relieving tension or anxiety | any anxiolytic drug or substance (9 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

anxiolytic

Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety. | An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer. (10 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

anxiolytic | anxiolytics [plural] | anxiogenic [antonym, sense-specific] | tranquilizing [synonym, sense-specific]

That reduces anxiety; tranquilizing | [medicine] A drug prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety. (15 of 17 words, 2 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

anxiolytic | antianxiety drug [sense-specific]

anxiety relieving. | "antianxiety drug" (4 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

anxiolytic | anxiolytics [plural]

relieving anxiety | a drug that relieves anxiety (7 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586116​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

anxiolytic

Origin: anxio- (combining form of anxiety) + -lytic.

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Merriam-Webster:

anxiolytic

First use: 1965

Origin: anxiety + -o- + -lytic

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-o-

Origin: Greek, thematic vowel of many nouns and adjectives in combination

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-lytic

Origin: Greek lytikos

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New World Dictionary:

anxiolytic

Origin: anxiety + "-o-" + "lytic" (sense)

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Oxford Dictionary:

anxiolytic

First use: 1960s

Origin: "anxiety" + "-lytic"

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anxiety | anxieties [plural]

First use: early 16th century

Origin: French anxiété or Latin anxietas, from anxius (see "anxious")

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-lytic

Origin: Greek -lutikos "able to loosen"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

anxiolytic

Origin: "anxiety" + "-lytic".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/anxiolytic

anxiety | anxieties [plural]

Origin: Latin ānxietās, from ānxius, anxious; see "anxious".

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-lytic

Origin: From Greek lutikos, able to loosen, from lūein, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.

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Encarta Dictionary:

anxiolytic | anxiolytics [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: anxiety + -lytic

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

anxiolytic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "anxiolytic"

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the Free Dictionary:

anxiolytic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "anxiolytic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

anxiolytic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "anxiolytic"

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YourDictionary Audio:

anxiolytic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "anxiolytic" by speech synthesizer

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