tranquillity, tranquillize, tranquillizer
are spelt with two ls in BrE, but usually with one l in AmE. The adverb is tranquilly in both varieties.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Tranquillizer — Tranquilizer Tran quil*i zer, Tranquillizer Tran quil*li zer , n. One who, or that which, tranquilizes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tranquillizer — noun see tranquilizer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • tranquillizer — tran|quil|lizer tranquilliser BrE tranquilizer AmE [ˈtræŋkwılaızə US ər] n a drug used for making someone feel less anxious …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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