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Adjective: tranquillizing  'trang-kwi,lI-zing
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: tranquilizing)
  1. Tending to soothe or tranquilize
    "took a hot drink with tranquillizing properties before going to bed";
    - ataractic, ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing [N. Amer], tranquillising [Brit], tranquillising [Brit]
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]

See also: depressant

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