ataractic drug

noun
a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
Derivationally related forms: ↑ataractic (for: ↑ataractic), ↑tranquillise (for: ↑tranquilliser), ↑tranquillize (for: ↑tranquillizer), ↑tranquilize (for: ↑tranquilizer)
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  • ataractic agent — noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity • Syn: ↑tranquilizer, ↑tranquillizer, ↑tranquilliser, ↑antianxiety agent, ↑ataractic drug, ↑ataractic • Derivationally related forms: ↑ataracti …   Useful english dictionary

  • ataractic — n. 1. 1 drug that reduces nervous tension and gives peace of mind. Syn: ataraxic [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ataractic — [at΄ərak′sikat΄ə rak′tik] n. 〚< Gr ataraktos, calm, undisturbed < ataraxia: see ATARAXIA〛 a tranquilizing drug adj. of or having to do with tranquilizing drugs or their effects: Also ataraxic [at΄ərak′sik] * * * at·a·rac·tic …   Universalium

  • ataractic — [at΄ərak′sikat΄ə rak′tik] n. [< Gr ataraktos, calm, undisturbed < ataraxia: see ATARAXIA] a tranquilizing drug adj. of or having to do with tranquilizing drugs or their effects: Also ataraxic [at΄ərak′sik] …   English World dictionary

  • ataractic — 1. adjective That has a tranquilizing effect 2. noun A drug that is used to tranquilize; a tranquilizer …   Wiktionary

  • ataractic — /ætəˈræktɪk/ (say atuh raktik) adjective 1. of or relating to ataraxia. –noun 2. a drug used to induce a state of tranquillity free from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquilliser. Also, ataraxic …   Australian English dictionary

  • ataractic — adj. & n. (also ataraxic) adj. calming or tranquillizing. n. a tranquillizing drug. Etymology: Gk ataraktos calm: cf. ATARAXY …   Useful english dictionary

  • antianxiety drug — noun a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability • Syn: ↑minor tranquilizer, ↑minor tranquillizer, ↑minor tranquilliser, ↑anxiolytic, ↑anxiolytic drug • Derivationally related forms: ↑anxiolytic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • antipsychotic drug — noun tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired • Syn: ↑major tranquilizer, ↑major tranquillizer, ↑major tranquilliser, ↑antipsychotic agent, ↑antipsychotic, ↑neuroleptic drug, ↑neuroleptic agent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anxiolytic drug — noun a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability • Syn: ↑minor tranquilizer, ↑minor tranquillizer, ↑minor tranquilliser, ↑antianxiety drug, ↑anxiolytic • Derivationally related forms: ↑anxiolytic ( …   Useful english dictionary

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