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Adj.1.tranquilising - tending to soothe or tranquilizetranquilising - 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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Singh said tranquilising the elephant was risky because of its aggressive nature and limited visibility in the dense forests.
We immediately evacuated the visitors and tried to locate the cats before tranquilising one of them relaxing by the side of a pool inside the zoo, he added.
Bernard Brennan, an activist with the Canberra Kangaroos Coalition protesting at the site, said about 70 animals, including young joeys, had been herded into holding pens and then shot with tranquilising darts.