Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety.
  • noun An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer.

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  • adjective That reduces anxiety; tranquilizing
  • noun medicine A drug prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety.

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  • noun a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
  • adjective anxiety relieving

Etymologies

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

[anxi(ety) + –lytic.]

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From anxio- (combining form of anxiety) + -lytic.

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  • kept looking at 'aetiology' written on my hand in bad biro and seeing this

    March 2, 2011

  • Thanks, sarra, this word led me to antianxiety.

    March 2, 2011