AskDefine | Define ataractic

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ataractic adj : tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed" [syn: ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing, tranquilising] n : a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity [syn: tranquilizer, tranquillizer, tranquilliser, antianxiety agent, ataractic drug, ataractic agent]

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  1. That has a tranquilizing effect


  1. A drug that is used to tranquilize; a tranquilizer
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