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Meaning of SEDATIVE

Pronunciation:  'sedutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  2. [adj]  tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
 

SEDATIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: ataractic, ataraxic, depressant, depressant, downer, sedative drug, tranquilising, tranquilizing
 
 See Also: benzodiazepine, bromide, chloral hydrate, Doriden, drug of abuse, glutethimide, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug, street drug

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sed"a*tive\, a. [Cf. F. s['e]datif.]
    Tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize; specifically
    (Med.), allaying irritability and irritation; assuaging pain.
    
    
  2. \Sed"a*tive\, n. (Med.)
    A remedy which allays irritability and irritation, and
    irritative activity or pain.
    
    
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Reduces excitement or anxiety.
 

 

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