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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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.
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.