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relaxant (drug)

Definition:

a drug that relaxes and relieves tension

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

relax

Plural:

relaxants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

All senses of relaxant...

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Wikipedia:

Muscle relaxant

a drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone. It may be used to alleviate symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia. The term "muscle relaxant" is used to refer to two major therapeutic groups: neuromuscular... (40 of 2962 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Muscle relaxant

Collins Dictionary:

relaxant

[medicine] a drug or agent that relaxes, especially one that relaxes tense muscles | of, relating to, or tending to produce relaxation (21 of 364 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

relaxant

a drug used to promote relaxation or reduce tension | a thing having a relaxing effect | causing relaxation (17 of 56 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/relaxant

Macmillan British Dictionary:

relaxant [countable] | relaxants [plural]

something, especially a drug, that relaxes you (7 of 32 words, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

relaxant [entry 1, adjective]

of, relating to, or producing relaxation (6 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

relaxant [entry 2, noun]

a substance (as a drug) that relaxes ; specifically, one that relieves muscular tension (14 of 32 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/relaxant show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

relaxant

Something, such as a drug or therapeutic treatment, that relaxes or relieves muscular or nervous tension. | Tending to relax or to relieve tension. (23 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/relaxant

Random House Dictionary:

relaxant

of, pertaining to, or causing a relaxation. | [pharmacology] a drug that relaxes, especially one that lessens strain in muscle. (19 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/relaxant

New World Dictionary:

relaxant

of, pertaining to, or causing relaxation, especially reduction of muscular tension | a relaxant drug or agent (16 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/relaxant

Wiktionary:

relaxant | relaxants [plural]

Something which promotes relaxation. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/relaxant

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Cambridge Dictionary:

drug [entry 1]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is used as a medicine (12 of 30 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 1

drug [entry 2]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is taken for pleasure, to ... | any activity that you cannot stop doing (20 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 2

drug [entry 3] | -gg- [past tense]

to give someone or something a chemical which causes a loss of feeling or unconsciousness (15 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 3

Encarta Dictionary:

relaxant | relaxants [plural]

a drug that reduces tension and strain, particularly in muscles | causing something such as a muscle to become less tense (20 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699992​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

relaxant

Audio: British English pronunciation of "relaxant"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

relaxant [countable] | relaxants [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "relaxant"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

relaxant [countable] | relaxants [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "relaxant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/relaxant

the Free Dictionary:

relaxant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "relaxant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "relaxant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "relaxant" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

relaxant | relaxants [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "relaxant"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

relaxant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "relaxant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=relaxa​01 word=relaxant

YourDictionary Audio:

relaxant

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

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