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sedative

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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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