calmative

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

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Examples of calmative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The premium quality saffron from Afghanistan is new to the market, though it has been used for centuries as a culinary herb and is known for its calmative, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. Shayna Harris, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021

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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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“Calmative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calmative. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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calmative

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

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