Definitions

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

  • n. See antipsychotic drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An antipsychotic drug.
  • adj. Having antipsychotic properties.

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

  • n. tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired

Etymologies

French neuroleptique : neuro-, nerve (from Greek; see neuro-) + -leptique, affecting (from Greek lēptikos, seizing, from lēptos, seized, from lambanein, lēp-, to seize, take).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
neuro- + -leptic (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.