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  • v. Present participle of tranquilize.

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  • adj. Making tranquil; calming.

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

  • adj. tending to soothe or tranquilize


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  • 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.

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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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • It also explains why a ride in the car or a train can be equally as tranquilizing.

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  • But when she meets Antoine (Antoine Bourseiller), a kind-hearted soldier on leave, in the park, he has a tranquilizing effect on the ravishing singer's anxiety.

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  • I describe our era as an Age of Trauma because the tranquilizing illusions of our everyday world seem in our time to be severely threatened from all sides -- by global diminution of natural resources, by global warming, by global nuclear proliferation, by global terrorism, and by global economic collapse.

    Robert D. Stolorow: Collective Trauma and Existential Anxiety


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