Tranquillize
Tranquilize Tran"quil*ize, Tranquillize Tran"quil*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tranquilized}or {Tranquilliized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tranquilizing}or {Tranquillizing}.] [Cf. F. tranquilliser.] To render tranquil; to allay when agitated; to compose; to make calm and peaceful; as, to tranquilize a state disturbed by factions or civil commotions; to tranquilize the mind. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To quiet; compose; still; soothe; appease; calm; pacify. [1913 Webster]


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