ataractic
ataractic [at΄ərak′sikat΄ə rak′tik]
n.
< Gr ataraktos, calm, undisturbed < ataraxia: see ATARAXIA
a tranquilizing drug
adj.
of or having to do with tranquilizing drugs or their effects: Also ataraxic [at΄ərak′sik]

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at·a·rac·tic (ăt'ə-răkʹtĭk) also at·a·rax·ic (-răkʹsĭk) adj.
Of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquilizing effect.
  [From Greek ataraktos, undisturbed : a-, not; see a-1 + taraktos, disturbed (from tarassein, tarak-, to disturb).]

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