sedation

noun
se·​da·​tion | \ si-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce sedation (audio) \

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

For some patients, sedation may be necessary.
Recent Examples on the Web The patient is under sedation, and according to the Mayo Clinic, the procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes (with abnormalities being removed during the procedure). Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021 The Salt Lake Tribune has detailed allegations of abuse, mistreatment and chemical sedation at these Utah facilities over the past two years. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 2021 Doctors eased back on his sedation and, the next morning, took him off the ventilator. oregonlive, 8 May 2021 The Salt Lake Tribune has detailed allegations of abuse, mistreatment and chemical sedation at these Utah facilities over the past two years. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 2021 Neither requires deep sedation or a tube down the throat. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2021 By Wednesday, Kadeo was under sedation and unable to communicate. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Apr. 2021 With Kari weaned off sedation, the transplant process moved forward. Adam Geller, chicagotribune.com, 22 Apr. 2021 In terms of health benefits, CBN is gaining traction among wellness enthusiasts for its ability to induce sedation. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of sedation

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sedation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedation. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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sedation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sedation

: 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

sedation

noun
se·​da·​tion | \ si-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce sedation (audio) \

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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