Tranquilizer is a synonym of sedative.
As nouns the difference between sedative and tranquilizer
is that sedative
is an agent or drug that sedates, having a calming or soothing effect, or inducing sleep while tranquilizer
is that which tranquillizes or soothes.
As an adjective sedative
is calming]], soothing, inducing sleep, [[tranquilize|tranquilizing.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An agent or drug that sedates, having a calming or soothing effect, or inducing sleep.
* (agents that cause sleep) sleeping pill, soporific, tranquilizer
* (other agents that sedate) anxiolytic, depressant, downer
Calming]], soothing, inducing sleep, [[tranquilize, tranquilizing
* tranquiliser, tranquilliser (mainly UK)
* tranquillizer (mainly US)
That which tranquillizes or soothes.
(pharmacology) A drug used to reduce anxiety or tension; a sedative.
* horse tranquilizer
* sleeping pill