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  • n. Plural form of calmative.


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  • For example, a research group from Pennsylvania State University in University Park has identified several drug classes as potential non-lethal agents or 'calmatives'3, including benzodiazepines and 2-adrenoreceptor agonists, as well as individual drugs such as diazepam and dexmedetomidine.

    Boing Boing

  • For less serious ailments, a good selection of the herbs suitable for various effects—sedatives, stimulants, calmatives, decongestants, and others—can be kept on hand.


  • The current situation had him gulping handfuls of calmatives on a daily basis; surely there was something that Melles could do to further destroy his nerves.

    Storm Breaking

  • A little bit of elementary Googling doesn't seem to turn up even the crack-pottiest holistic medicine ideas for calmatives or sinus-clearing or whatever.

    Damn Hell Ass Kings

  • Nor should one assume that even effective calmatives would truly stem violence.

    Web Edition | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • Governments will need to develop a faster acting agent before using calmatives in this way is an attractive option.

    Web Edition | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


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