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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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tranquillizertran‧quil‧lizer (also tranquilliser) British English, tranquilizer American English /ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  MDa drug used for making someone feel less anxious
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tranquillizerFor the patient showing extreme distress, a tranquillizer may be indicated.If I were my patient, she asked herself, would I prescribe myself a tranquillizer?She had seen her general practitioner a week after the separation and he had prescribed a tranquillizer.Each captive was injected with a tranquillizer.Hofmeyr gave the elephant a small shot of tranquillizer.Unfortunately, as the tranquillizer wears off so the plunger gradually slides back up and the former level of stress returns.
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