tranquillizing


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tran·quil·ize

also tran·quil·lize  (trăng′kwə-līz′, trăn′-)
v. tran·quil·ized, tran·quil·iz·ing, tran·quil·iz·es also tran·quil·lized or tran·quil·liz·ing or tran·quil·liz·es
v.tr.
1. To make tranquil; pacify: "Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose" (Mary Shelley).
2. To sedate or relieve of anxiety or tension by the administration of a drug.
v.intr.
1. To become tranquil; relax.
2. To have a calming or soothing effect.

tran′quil·i·za′tion (-kwə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tranquillizing - tending to soothe or tranquilizetranquillizing - 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
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A hearty supper, a tranquillizing pipe, and a sound night's sleep, put them all in better mood, and in the morning they held a consultation as to their future movements.
But the tranquillizing influence of beautiful scenery, and the exhibition of human life under so novel and charming an aspect were not my only sources of consolation.
But her thoughts were interrupted by the return of Miss Avery's niece, and were so tranquillizing that she suffered the interruption gladly.