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adjective sed·a·tive \ˈse-də-tiv\

Definition of sedative

  1. :  tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize nervousness or excitement

Examples of sedative in a sentence

  1. <some people find a glass of wine to be a civilized and sedative addition to an evening meal>

Origin and Etymology of sedative

Middle English, alleviating pain, from Middle French sedatif, from Medieval Latin sedativus, from Latin sedatus


First Known Use: 1779


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sedative

noun sed·a·tive

Definition of sedative

  1. :  a sedative agent or drug

Examples of sedative in a sentence

  1. The patient was given a powerful sedative.

1797

First Known Use of sedative

1797


SEDATIVE Defined for English Language Learners


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sedative

noun sed·a·tive

Definition of sedative for English Language Learners

  • : a drug that calms or relaxes someone


SEDATIVE Defined for Kids

sedative

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noun sed·a·tive \ˈse-də-tiv\

Definition of sedative for Students

  1. :  a medicine that calms or relaxes someone


Medical Dictionary

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sedative

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adjective sed·a·tive \ˈsed-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of sedative

  1. :  tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize nervousness or excitement <sedative effects of anesthetics and analgesics—Linda C. Haynes et al>


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sedative

noun sed·a·tive

Medical Definition of sedative

  1. :  a sedative agent or drug



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