Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquilizing effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That has a tranquilizing effect
  • n. A drug that is used to tranquilize; a tranquilizer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. tending to soothe or calm or tranquilize.
  • n. drug that reduces nervous tension and gives peace of mind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  • adj. tending to soothe or tranquilize

Etymologies

From Greek ataraktos, undisturbed : a-, not; see a-1 + taraktos, disturbed (from tarassein, tarak-, to disturb).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀτάρακτος (ataraktos, "intrepid"). (Wiktionary)

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  • a basic situation, and psychological-medical issues concerned with the actual character of ataractic processes in the inner workings of the person.

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  • - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep ataractic - tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect";

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