antianxiety etymology

English word antianxiety comes from English anti-, English anxiety

Detailed word origin of antianxiety

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
anxiety English (eng) (pathology) A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.. An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).. An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
antianxiety English (eng) (psychology, pharmacology) Acting to combat or reduce anxiety. (pharmacology) A medication that combats or reduces anxiety.

Words with the same origin as antianxiety

Descendants of anti-
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Descendants of anxiety