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Definition of tranquillize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tranquillize

 verb
(also -ise) (both British English) (North American English tranquilize) verb
BrE BrE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tranquillize
BrE BrE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it tranquillizes
BrE BrE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple tranquillized
BrE BrE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzd//
 
past participle tranquillized
BrE BrE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form tranquillizing
BrE BrE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
Medication
 
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tranquillize somebody/something to make a person or an animal calm or unconscious, especially by giving them a drug (= a tranquillizer) A gamekeeper tranquillized the rhinoceros with a drugged dart. See related entries: Medication