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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.]
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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]
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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]
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sed·a·tive

(sĕd′ə-tĭv)
A drug having a calming or quieting effect, often given to reduce anxiety.
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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
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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.
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sedative

adjectivenoun
Something that induces sleep or sedation:
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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
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sedative

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

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

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

n. calmante, sedante, agente con efectos tranquilizantes.
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sedative

adj & n sedante m
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Secondarily, using a mild herbal sedative can also encourage rest.
Valeriana can help, a natural herbal sedative for excitability and sleep disturbances.
It's a combination of the natural herbal sedative valerian, camomile for calming the nerves, skullcap to ease anxiety and ginger and gentian for the relief of sickness caused by extreme excitability.