Definition of ataraxic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌatəˈraksik/



See ataraxy

‘Perhaps he has attained the sort of blissful ataraxic state that his characters so long for.’
  • ‘In so far as the ataraxic effect is concerned, both groups of substances raise the same psychopharmacological problem, which is the possibility of reducing emotion by means of medicaments.’
  • ‘Don't you know how ataraxic she is at this time of the morning?’
  • ‘There was no good animal test to screen for the ataraxic effects, because the antihistamines made laboratory animals hyperexcitable, not calm.’
  • ‘To the fast-swelling ranks of ataraxic drugs, another was added last week for patients with relatively mild emotional disorders.’