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ataractic drugs

ataractic drugs is a plural form of ataractic drug

ataractic drug

Definition:

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

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

ataractic drugs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

antianxiety agent | ataractic | ataractic agent | tranquiliser [British spelling] | tranquilizer [American/Canadian spelling] | tranquilliser [British spelling] | tranquillizer [American/Canadian spelling] | trank [informal]

Etymology:

From Greek ataraktos, undisturbed: a-, not; see "a-" [entry 1] + taraktos,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [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)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Anxiolytic

Britannica Encyclopedia:

tranquilizer [drug] | Tranquillizer

drug that is used to reduce anxiety, fear, tension, agitation, and related states of mental disturbance. Tranquilizers fall into two main classes, ... (22 of 511 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/602263​/tranquilizer

Collins Dictionary:

tranquilizer [United States] | tranquillizer | tranquilliser

[US] Same as "tranquillizer" | a drug that calms a person without affecting clarity of consciousness | anything that tranquillizes (18 of 361 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tranquilizer

Columbia Encyclopedia:

tranquilizer

drug whose action calms the central nervous system, decreasing emotional agitation without impairing alertness. Tranquilizing drugs differ from ... (18 of 97 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0849242​.html

Merriam-Webster:

tranquilizer | tranquillizer

one that tranquilizes | a drug used to reduce mental disturbance (as anxiety and tension) (14 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tranquilizer

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tranquillizer [countable] | tranquillizers [plural] | tranquilizer [American spelling] | tranquilliser [British spelling]

a drug that makes people calmer when they are very worried or nervous (13 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tranquillizer

American Heritage Dictionary:

tranquilizer | tranquillizer [sense-specific]

One that serves to tranquilize, as soothing music. | Any of various drugs used to reduce tension or anxiety; an antianxiety agent. | Any of various ... (24 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tranquilizer

Oxford Dictionary:

tranquilizer | tranquillizer [British]

Syllabification: (tran·quil·iz·er) | a medicinal drug taken to reduce tension or anxiety. (11 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/tranquilizer

New World Dictionary:

tranquilizer | tranquillizer | trank [slang]

a person or thing that tranquilizes; especially, a depressant drug, as Valium or Librium, used as a calming agent in relieving and controlling various ... (24 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tranquilizer

Random House Dictionary:

tranquilizer | tranquillizer [sense-specific] | antianxiety drug [sense-specific] | antipsychotic [synonym, definition 2, sense-specific]

a person or thing that tranquilizes. | a drug that has a sedative or calming effect without inducing sleep. | "antianxiety drug" | antipsychotic ... (21 of 34 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tranquilizer

Cambridge Dictionary:

tranquillizer | tranquilizer [United States] | tranquilliser [British]

a drug used to make a person or animal calmer (10 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tranquillizer

Wiktionary:

tranquilizer | tranquilisers [British, uncommon, plural] | tranquilizers [plural] | tranquillisers [British, plural] | tranquillizers [United States, plural] | tranquiliser [sense-specific] | tranquilliser [British, sense-specific] | tranquillizer [United States, sense-specific]

That which tranquillizes or soothes. | [pharmacology] A drug used to reduce anxiety or tension; a sedative. (16 of 17 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tranquilizer

Encarta Dictionary:

tranquilizer | tranquilizers [plural] | tranquillizer: tranquillizers [plural] | tranquillizers [plural] | tranquillizer | tranquilliser [medicine]

a medication that reduces anxiety and tension without affecting mental clarity. Use: treatment of anxiety, neuroses, psychoses. | anything that ... (19 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721386​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

ataractic

Origin: From Greek ataraktos, undisturbed: a-, not; see "a-" [entry 1] + taraktos, disturbed (from tarassein, tarak-, to disturb).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ataractic

New World Dictionary:

ataractic

Origin: Greek ataraktos, calm, undisturbed from ataraxia: see "ataraxia"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ataractic

Wiktionary:

ataractic | ataractics [plural]

Origin: Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀτάρακτος (ataraktos, "intrepid").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ataractic

Encarta Dictionary:

ataractic | ataractics [plural] | ataraxics [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: Greek ataraktos "not disturbed" from tarassein "disturb"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587441​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ataractic | ataraxic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ataractic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ataractic

the Free Dictionary:

ataractic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "ataractic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "ataractic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ataractic

YourDictionary Audio:

ataractic

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

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