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ataractic

at·a·rac·tic (at·a·rax·ic)

ataractic (ataraxic)

pronunciation:
ae t raek tihk [or] ae t raek sihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: free from anxiety or other emotional strain, esp. as a result of taking a drug; calm; tranquil.
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The word ataractic contains the following part:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.