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Definition of "anxiolytic" [anxiolytic]

  • Preventing or reducing anxiety; antianxiety. (adjective)
  • An antianxiety medication; a tranquilizer. (noun)

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 "anxiolytic" in a sentence
  • "Endocannabinoids mediate anxiolytic-like effect of acetaminophen via CB1 receptors."
  • "Mortality hazard associated with anxiolytic and hypnotic drug use in the national population health survey."
  • "The acute antipanic and anxiolytic activity of aerobic exercise in patients with panic disorder and healthy control subjects."