sedation

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noun se·da·tion \si-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of sedation

  1. 1 :  the inducing of a relaxed easy state especially by the use of sedatives

  2. 2 :  a state resulting from or as if from sedation

Examples of sedation in a sentence

  1. For some patients, sedation may be necessary.

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First Known Use of sedation

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SEDATION Defined for English Language Learners

sedation

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noun se·da·tion \si-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of sedation for English Language Learners

  • : a relaxed, calm, or sleepy condition that results from taking a drug (called a sedative)

  • : the act of giving a person or animal a drug that causes calmness or relaxation


Medical Dictionary

sedation

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noun se·da·tion \si-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of sedation

  1. 1:  the inducing of a relaxed easy state especially by the use of sedatives

  2. 2:  a state resulting from sedation—see conscious sedation, deep sedation



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