Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of tranquilizer.

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

  • n. a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

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Examples

  • A conversion and a subsequent penalty for Flood and England were 10-0 up, having applied the ideal tranquilliser dart in terms of quelling the home crowd.

    Six Nations 2011: Wales 19-26 England | Six Nations match report

  • The other leaps at the guard and before it can reach for its tranquilliser gun it is knocked to the floor.

    Elegance « A Fly in Amber

  • In 2008 he accepted a tiger cub as a birthday present (the donor was never disclosed) and in the same year was at the centre of an extraordinary drama when it was claimed that he shot an Amur tiger with a tranquilliser dart to save the lives of a television crew.

    Russian tiger summit offers 'last chance' to save species in the wild

  • In a post-match press conference, the Norwich manager used a phrase so wildly outside the lexicon of professional football that when I heard it I could only conclude the Premier League pressure was beginning to tell, and that – if measures were not taken – the Scot would soon be rampaging butt-naked across East Anglia until tree'd by pursuing bloodhounds and brought down by a police marksman with a tranquilliser dart.

    Paul Lambert needs lessons in the lexicon of the football club | Harry Pearson

  • Julia Cameron talks about words (which many can translate into the internet obsession) as being a tranquilliser.

    In defence of the Internet « Write Anything

  • The crocodile, named Chu Chu, severed Mr Chang's forearm at the Shaoshan Zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung when the veterinarian tried to retrieve a tranquilliser dart from the reptile's hide.

    Archive 2007-12-16

  • It is sometimes described as a neuroleptic or a 'major tranquilliser', though this last term is fairly misleading, as this type of medicine is not just a tranquilliser, but has many actions in a variety of mental illnesses.

    Lecture On The Legislative Process

  • It works on physical and mental symptoms of stress, relaxes muscles and anxiety and is a safe, natural tranquilliser that is non-addictive.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • An insistent itch on my throat reminded where the tranquilliser dart had hit home.

    Black Butterfly

  • Apart from this population, the drug is still administered as a tranquilliser for animals, and also young children for whom the trippy effects don't seem to occur.

    Mind Hacks: Through the k-hole

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