sedate


1se·date

adjective \si-ˈdāt\

: slow and relaxed

: quiet and peaceful

Full Definition of SEDATE

:  keeping a quiet steady attitude or pace :  unruffled
se·date·ly adverb
se·date·ness noun

Examples of SEDATE

  1. We walked the beach at a sedate pace.
  2. He remained sedate under pressure.

Origin of SEDATE

Latin sedatus, from past participle of sedare to calm; akin to sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 1663

Rhymes with SEDATE

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2sedate

transitive verb

: to give (a person or animal) drugs that cause relaxation or sleep

se·dat·edse·dat·ing

Full Definition of SEDATE

:  to dose with sedatives

Examples of SEDATE

  1. The doctor sedated the patient heavily.

Origin of SEDATE

back-formation from sedative
First Known Use: 1945

Other Medicine Terms

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se·date

transitive verb \si-ˈdāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
se·dat·edse·dat·ing

Medical Definition of SEDATE

: to dose with sedatives <the patient was sedated before the procedure>

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