neuroleptic

neuroleptic
neu•ro•lep•tic
[[t]ˌnʊər əˈlɛp tɪk, ˌnyʊər-[/t]] adj. n.
psi
antipsychotic
Etymology: 1955–60; < F neuroleptique=neuro- neuro-+-leptique (see organoleptic), on the model of psycholeptique orig., lessening psychic tension

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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