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at·a·rac·tic(ăt′ə-răk′tĭk) also at·a·rax·ic (-răk′sĭk)
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).]
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(Medicine) able to calm or tranquillize
(Pharmacology) obsolete an ataractic drug
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|Noun||1.||ataractic - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity|
antipsychotic, antipsychotic agent, antipsychotic drug, major tranquilizer, major tranquilliser, major tranquillizer, neuroleptic, neuroleptic agent, neuroleptic drug - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
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
|Adj.||1.||ataractic - 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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