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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tran·quil·ize /ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪz, ˈtræn-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tran·quil·ize /ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪz, ˈtræn-/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tran·quil·ize, Tran·quil·lize  v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tranquilized or Tranquilliized; p. pr. & vb. n. Tranquilizing or Tranquillizing.]  To render tranquil; to allay when agitated; to compose; to make calm and peaceful; as, to tranquilize a state disturbed by factions or civil commotions; to tranquilize the mind.
 Syn: -- To quiet; compose; still; soothe; appease; calm; pacify.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
           [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquillize, tranquillise,
            quieten, lull, still] [ant: agitate]
      2: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
         "The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn: sedate,
          calm, tranquillize, tranquillise] [ant: stimulate]