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tran·quil·izealso 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
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.
1. To become tranquil; relax.
2. To have a calming or soothing effect.
tran′quil·i·za′tion (-kwə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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or tran•quil•lize(ˈtræŋ kwəˌlaɪz)
v.t., v.i. -ized or -lized, -iz•ing or -liz•ing.
to make or become tranquil.
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Past participle: tranquilized
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|Verb||1.||tranquilize - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"|
lull - calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"
compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
reassure, assure - cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
|2.||tranquilize - cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"|
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
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