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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something, such as a drug or therapeutic treatment, that relaxes or relieves muscular or nervous tension.
  • adj. Tending to relax or to relieve tension.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something which promotes relaxation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A medicine that relaxes; a laxative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relaxing; relieving tension.
  • n. A medicine that relaxes or opens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
  • adj. tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension

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