Definitions

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  • adjective Making tranquil; calming.

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  • verb Present participle of tranquilize.

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  • adjective tending to soothe or tranquilize

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Examples

  • For a moment, you dive back into your pillow (one of the nine offered on the hotel's pillow menu; the "tranquilizing" one works as advertised), then grudgingly slide out of your four-poster, king-size, carved-teak bed, pad across the tea-stained silk rug and gaze out your suite's floor-to-ceiling windows.

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  • That’s not exactly what I would call a tranquilizing experience.

    A Share in Death

  • This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.

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  • His clothes were cut off and something was stuffed in his anus, likely a tranquilizing suppository.

    The Longest War

  • Mr. Putin has ridden the windfall of oil and gas revenues for a good decade, buying off the middle classes, tranquilizing his country, and justifying his authoritarianism at home as the price of restoration of grandeur and power abroad.

    The Last Battle of the Cold War

  • His clothes were cut off and something was stuffed in his anus, likely a tranquilizing suppository.

    The Longest War

  • His clothes were cut off and something was stuffed in his anus, likely a tranquilizing suppository.

    The Longest War

  • NEW YORK—Europe's never-ending drama is tranquilizing Treasurys to the point where even mounting signs of a healing U.S. economy can't rouse bond bears.

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  • He does not love being reminded of that number, but during his career he has watched tennis evolve from wood to steel to carbon fiber, from a game of finesse and tranquilizing sounds to a slugfest.

    A Father, a Son and Some Rafa

  • His clothes were cut off and something was stuffed in his anus, likely a tranquilizing suppository.

    The Longest War

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