Definition of muscle relaxant in English:

muscle relaxant

noun

  • A substance which has the physiological effect of relaxing muscles.

adjective

  • Usually with hyphen. Especially of a drug: that has the effect of relaxing muscles.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Lancet. As noun from muscle + relaxant. As adjective from muscle + relaxant.

Pronunciation

muscle relaxant

/ˈmʌsl rɪˌlaksnt/