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Adjective: ataractic  ,a-tu'rak-tik
  1. Tending to soothe or tranquilize
    "took a hot drink with ataractic properties before going to bed";
    - ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing [N. Amer], tranquillizing [Brit], tranquillising [Brit], tranquillising [Brit]
Noun: ataractic  ,a-tu'rak-tik
  1. A drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    - tranquilizer [N. Amer], tranquillizer, tranquilliser [Brit], antianxiety agent, ataractic drug, ataractic agent

Derived forms: ataractics

See also: depressant

Type of: psychotropic, psychotropic agent, psychotropic drug, sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug

Encyclopedia: Ataractic