calm·​ative | \ ˈkä-mə-tiv How to pronounce calmative (audio) , ˈkäl- also ˈkȯ(l)-, ˈka- \

Definition of calmative

First Known Use of calmative

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calmative

calm entry 2 + -ative (as in sedative)

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The first known use of calmative was in 1870

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“Calmative.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calmative. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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calm·​ative | \ ˈkäm-ət-iv, ˈkäl-mət- How to pronounce calmative (audio) \

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