Synonyms for sedative

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : sed-uh-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛd ə tɪv

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Définition of sedative

Origin :
  • "tending to calm or soothe," early 15c., from Medieval Latin sedativus "calming, allaying," from sedat-, past participle stem of sedare, causative of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The noun derivative meaning "a sedative drug" is attested from 1785. Hence, "whatever soothes or allays."
  • adj soothing
  • noun soothing agent, medicine
Example sentences :
  • This piece of information had by no means a sedative effect.
  • Extract from : « An Old Sailor's Yarns » by Nathaniel Ames
  • Used as a sedative in tincture; ten to twenty drops in water.
  • Extract from : « Cattle and Their Diseases » by Robert Jennings
  • And added, "Indeed, what can we do for sorrow except give the body a sedative?"
  • Extract from : « Mary Gray » by Katharine Tynan
  • If she had possessed any sedative drug she would have taken it.
  • Extract from : « Beyond » by John Galsworthy
  • I brought her here for a sedative; but I find it is no such matter.
  • Extract from : « Daisy » by Elizabeth Wetherell
  • The sedative carried him just as far as that and then he collapsed again.
  • Extract from : « The Good Soldier » by Ford Madox Ford
  • She managed to sooth the girl, and gave her a sedative which calmed her nerves.
  • Extract from : « A Coin of Edward VII » by Fergus Hume
  • Hot water acts as a stimulant and antiseptic, as a sedative and as a food.
  • Extract from : « Intestinal Ills » by Alcinous Burton Jamison
  • Jenkins, being summoned at once, prescribed some sedative remedies.
  • Extract from : « The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2) » by Alphonse Daudet
  • But this that I have just had recourse to is soothing and sedative.
  • Extract from : « Blacksheep! Blacksheep! » by Meredith Nicholson

Antonyms for sedative

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