from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun drug that reduces nervous tension and gives peace of mind.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to ataraxia
  • adjective ataractic; tranquilizing

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  • adjective tending to soothe or tranquilize


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  • A hazy, formless curtain of pink at the far end of the corridor proved to be a pure free-serotonin antagonist in high concentration, a true ataraxic which washed his mind free of every emotion but contentment with everything in all the wide universe.

    A Case Of Conscience


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