sedation

noun se·da·tion \ si-ˈdā-shən \

Definition of sedation

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

1543


SEDATION Defined for English Language Learners

sedation

noun

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

noun se·da·tion \ si-ˈdā-shən \

medical Definition of sedation

1 :the inducing of a relaxed easy state especially by the use of sedatives
2 :a state resulting from sedation — see conscious sedation, deep sedation


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