se·​dat·​ed si-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce sedated (audio)
: being in a calm, relaxed state resulting from or as if from the effect of a sedative drug : affected by or experiencing sedation
a heavily/lightly sedated patient
The procedure demanded that the patient be sedated but not comatose, as he had to respond to commands and answer questions.John Gregory Dunne

Examples of sedated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surgical procedure usually takes place wherever the sedated animals land, writes Michael Levenson of the New York Times, so getting them into an optimal position for the operation can be difficult. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 Some providers are reporting alarming cases of complications among sedated patients who take a GLP-1 agonist, such as Ozempic and Wegovy. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 8 Sep. 2023 Benzodiazepines, like alcohol, work at the GABA receptor and induce a sedated and safer state. Anna Reisman, Discover Magazine, 19 Sep. 2010 The sedated big cats will then be kept in quarantine for a month. Bibhudatta Pradhan, Fortune, 17 Sep. 2022 This pentagonal design involves extending a loop of a fishing leader down through five metal ferrules, or tubes; lassoing some hair on a sedated polar bear; and pulling it back through. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Jan. 2023 As a sedated Damar Hamlin lay before him in a Cincinnati hospital bed surrounded by machinery feeding him oxygen and fluids, Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney Thomas provided a few words of encouragement to his friend. John Wawrow, Chron, 4 Jan. 2023 The sedated recovery can be attributed to lower levels of international tourism and commuters coming to the city post-pandemic. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2022 The movie takes on a sedated, enervating quality, as if playing out underwater. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sedated was in 1948

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“Sedated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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