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 (ăng′zē-ō-lĭt′ĭk, -sē-, ăngk′sē-)
Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety.
An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer.


(Pharmacology) any of a class of drugs that reduce anxiety
(Pharmacology) of or relating to this class of drugs


(ˌæŋ zi əˈlɪt ɪk)

1. relieving anxiety.
[1960–65; anxi (ety) + -o- + -lytic]
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Noun1.anxiolytic - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritabilityanxiolytic - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
BuSpar, buspirone - a drug (trade name BuSpar) designed specifically for anxiety
Dalmane, flurazepam, flurazepam hydrochloride - tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia
Atarax, hydroxyzine, hydroxyzine hydrochloride, Vistaril - a drug (trade names Atarax and Vistaril) used as a tranquilizer to treat anxiety and motion sickness
Equanil, Meprin, meprobamate, Miltown - a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
oxazepam, Serax - a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal
perphenazine, Triavil - tranquilizer and antidepressant (trade name Triavil) sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults
antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
Adj.1.anxiolytic - anxiety relieving
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