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Definition of "antianxiety" [antianxiety]

  • Preventing or reducing anxiety: an antianxiety drug. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antianxiety" in a sentence
  • "A high-end junkie, hooked on prescription antianxiety drugs."
  • "Psychiatrist Steven Rosenblatt , testifying for prosecutors last year, said Mr. Stanford had become addicted to Klonopin, an antianxiety medication, getting "a higher dose than I think is a reasonable one.""
  • "I am a terrified airplane passenger, dependent on antianxiety drugs such as Xanax and lots of reassurance."