sedated

adjective
se·​dat·​ed | \ si-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce sedated (audio) \

Definition of sedated

: 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

First Known Use of sedated

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Sedated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedated. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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