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Verb: tranquillize  'trang-kwi,lIz
  1. Make calm or still
    "tranquillize the dragons of worry and fear";
    - calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], quieten [Brit], lull, still
     
  2. Cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    "The patient must be tranquillized before the operation";
    - sedate, calm, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit]

Derived forms: tranquillizes, tranquillizing, tranquillized

Type of: affect, comfort, console, solace, soothe