antianxiety

antianxiety
adjective Date: 1962 tending to prevent or relieve anxiety <
antianxiety drugs
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  • antianxiety — an·ti·anx·i·ety (.)aŋ zī ət ē adj tending to prevent or relieve anxiety <antianxiety drugs> * * * an·ti·an·xi·e·ty (an″te ang ziґə te) reducing anxiety. Called also anxiolytic. See also under agent …   Medical dictionary

  • antianxiety — ˌ adjective Etymology: anti (I) + anxiety : tending to prevent or relieve anxiety antianxiety drugs * * * /an tee ang zuy i tee, an tuy /, adj. tending to prevent or relieve anxiety. [1960 65; ANTI + ANXIETY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • antianxiety — /an tee ang zuy i tee, an tuy /, adj. tending to prevent or relieve anxiety. [1960 65; ANTI + ANXIETY] * * * …   Universalium

  • antianxiety — adjective Acting to combat or reduce anxiety …   Wiktionary

  • antianxiety — adj. against anxiety …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antianxiety — an·ti·anxiety …   English syllables

  • antianxiety — an•ti•anx•i•e•ty [[t]ˌæn ti æŋˈzaɪ ɪ ti, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. pha tending to prevent or relieve anxiety • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • antianxiety agent — noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity • Syn: ↑tranquilizer, ↑tranquillizer, ↑tranquilliser, ↑ataractic drug, ↑ataractic agent, ↑ataractic • Derivationally related forms: ↑ataractic …   Useful english dictionary

  • antianxiety drug — noun a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability • Syn: ↑minor tranquilizer, ↑minor tranquillizer, ↑minor tranquilliser, ↑anxiolytic, ↑anxiolytic drug • Derivationally related forms: ↑anxiolytic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • antianxiety drug — Pharm. any of various substances, as benzodiazepines, that are primarily used to treat various forms of anxiety and psychosomatic conditions. Also called anxiolytic, minor tranquilizer. * * * …   Universalium

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