Meaning of “tranquillize” in the English Dictionary

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"tranquillize" in British English

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tranquillizeverb [ T ]

UK UK also tranquillise, US tranquilize uk /ˈtræŋ.kwɪ.laɪz/ us /ˈtræŋ.kwə.laɪz/

to make an animal or person become unconscious or calm, especially with a drug:

a tranquillizing drug
The dogs were tranquillized with a dart gun and taken to a shelter.

(Definition of “tranquillize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)