[ UK /sˈɛdətˌɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛdətɪv/ ]
  1. tending to soothe or tranquilize
    took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed
    valium has a tranquilizing effect
  1. a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
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How To Use sedative In A Sentence

  • The helicopter then touches down so that the same man, known as a mugger, can dash in and use a syringe to administer a mild sedative to the animal. Craigdailypress.com stories
  • The only treatment is symptomatic and supportive therapy and using sedatives to control convulsions.
  • However, in contrast, patients were more likely to receive sedatives and local anesthetic agents if they had no pain before the procedure.
  • The second-generation antihistamines were developed principally to avoid sedative actions.
  • An important medicinal herb, known for its sedative properties. Planning the Organic Herb Garden
  • The participants were 13 undergraduate or graduate students who were each exposed to three conditions sedative music (SM), excitative music (EM), and no music (NM) on different days.
  • Research has shown that the flower of the mimosa tree has a sedative effect.
  • The side effects of sedatives and calming drugs like Prozac used for destructive, anxious and fearful pets make animals sleepy or lethargic.
  • Doctors prescribed sedatives, painkillers and rest, and advised sufferers to pull themselves together.
  • Lundbeck, which manufactures the drug in the US under the tradename Nembutal, now demands that its US distributors sign an agreement stating that they will not make pentobarbital, which is a sedative with a wide range of uses, available for prisons using it for lethal injections. Troy Davis case brings calls for execution drug controls
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