ataractic

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at·a·rac·tic

 (ăt′ə-răk′tĭk) also at·a·rax·ic (-răk′sĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquilizing effect.

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

ataractic

(ˌætəˈræktɪk) or

ataraxic

adj
(Medicine) able to calm or tranquillize
n
(Pharmacology) obsolete an ataractic drug
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ataractic - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarityataractic - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
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
Adj.1.ataractic - tending to soothe or tranquilizeataractic - tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent