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sed·a·tive

 (sĕd′ə-tĭv)
adj.
Having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.
n.
An agent or a drug having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect.

[Middle English, from Old French sedatif, from Medieval Latin sēdātīvus, from Latin sēdātus, past participle of sēdāre, to calm; see sedate1.]

sedative

(ˈsɛdətɪv)
adj
1. having a soothing or calming effect
2. (Medicine) of or relating to sedation
n
(Medicine) med a sedative drug or agent
[C15: from Medieval Latin sēdātīvus, from Latin sēdātus assuaged; see sedate1]

sed•a•tive

(ˈsɛd ə tɪv)

adj.
1. tending to calm or soothe.
2. assuaging pain or allaying irritability or excitement.
n.
3. a sedative drug or agent.
[1375–1425; (adj.) (< Middle French sédatif) < Medieval Latin sēdātīvus]

sed·a·tive

(sĕd′ə-tĭv)
A drug having a calming or quieting effect, often given to reduce anxiety.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedative - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
chloral hydrate - a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
drug of abuse, street drug - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
Doriden, glutethimide - sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Adj.1.sedative - tending to soothe or tranquilizesedative - tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

sedative

adjective
1. calming, relaxing, soothing, allaying, anodyne, soporific, sleep-inducing, tranquillizing, calmative, lenitive Amber bath oil has a sedative effect.
noun
1. tranquillizer, narcotic, sleeping pill, opiate, anodyne, calmative, downer or down (slang) They use opium as a sedative.

sedative

adjectivenoun
Something that induces sleep or sedation:
Translations
sedativumutišující
beroligendeberoligende middel
nukuttavarauhoiterauhoittavarauhoittava lääkerauhoituslääke
sedativ
nyugtatószer
obat penenang
róandi lyf
鎮静剤
진정제
kalmerendkalmeringsmiddelslaapmiddel
lugnande medel
ยาระงับประสาท
ağrı kesiciyatıştırıcıyatıştırıcı/sakinleştirci ilâç
thuốc an thần

sedative

[ˈsedətɪv]
A. ADJsedante
B. Nsedante m

sedative

[ˈsɛdətɪv] n (= medication) → calmant m, sédatif m

sedative

nBeruhigungsmittel nt, → Sedativum nt (spec)
adjberuhigend, sedativ (spec)

sedative

[ˈsɛdətɪv]
1. adjcalmante, sedativo/a
2. nsedativo, calmante m

sedate2

(siˈdeit) verb
to give a sedative. The doctor sedated her with some pills.
sedative (ˈsedətiv) noun, adjective
(a medicine, drug etc) having a soothing or calming effect. This medicine will have a sedative effect.

sedative

مُسَكِّن sedativum beroligende middel Beruhigungsmittel ηρεμιστικό sedante rauhoittava lääke calmant sedativ sedativo 鎮静剤 진정제 slaapmiddel beroligende middel środek uspokajający sedativo успокоительное средство lugnande medel ยาระงับประสาท yatıştırıcı thuốc an thần 镇静剂

sed·a·tive

n. calmante, sedante, agente con efectos tranquilizantes.

sedative

adj & n sedante m
References in classic literature ?
I put some harmless sedative in your tea that you might sleep soundly, and not awaken until we were well on our way.
Having indulged a while in this sedative, she raised her bent body, took the pipe from her lips, and while gazing steadily at the fire, said very deliberately--"You are cold; you are sick; and you are silly.
The church is calm enough, I am sure; but it might be a steam-power loom in full action, for any sedative effect it has on me.
The lull had a sedative and philosophical influence on Joe, who followed me out into the road to say, as a parting observation that might do me good, "On the Rampage, Pip, and off the Rampage, Pip - such is Life
His displeasure was expressed in broken sentences, partly muttered to himself, partly addressed to the domestics who stood around; and particularly to his cupbearer, who offered him from time to time, as a sedative, a silver goblet filled with wine ``Why tarries the Lady Rowena?
Her paroxysms of exhilaration, followed by a gnawing sense of failure and uselessness, were known to her mother only as "wildness" and "low spirits," to be combated by needlework as a sedative, or beef tea as a stimulant.
The immense lounge of mats lying between the parallel rows of the trunks of cocoanut trees, and extending the entire length of the house, at least two hundred feet, was covered by the reclining forms of a host of chiefs and warriors who were eating at a great rate, or soothing the cares of Polynesian life in the sedative fumes of tobacco.
Katharine had to go to the bookcase and choose a portly volume in sleek, yellow calf, which had directly a sedative effect upon both her parents.
You are of an excitable temper and want a sedative.
Look in at him from time to time through the night, and give him another dose of the sedative mixture if he wakes.
He wrote a sedative prescription; and he gave (with a happy choice of language) some sound and safe advice.
I am a little nervous, and I find my hookah an invaluable sedative.