Definition of 'sedative'
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They are given sedatives before being tattooed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are sedative in effect and often make people feel drowsy. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)With fewer sedative drugs that can happen faster. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sedative action is not impressive but they do seem to help the vertigo. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)It does not have a sedative effect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hearing about minimal movement of the steering wheel and correct readings had a sedative effect. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Both groups have a similar sedative effect on the brain and can impair drivers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We'd give them a sedative to quiet them down. Christianity Today (2000)In particular, mixtures of sedative drugs can be very dangerous. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)She was being given sedatives to calm muscle spasms, they said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Police say that it is not illegal to give animals sedatives in Jersey. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many patients are given mild sedatives or anti-depressants. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Alcohol is a sedative drug. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)A woman laced her husband's food with powerful sedatives to find out if he was having an affair. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A mild sedative and some anaesthetic to numb the back of the throat helps to minimise any gag reflex as you swallow the camera tube. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps The Abbey should have taken a sedative first. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But if that blood test really is necessary, he may agree to give you a mild sedative an hour or so beforehand to calm you down. The Sun (2016)Well, that depends on whether 10 million would prove a powerful enough sedative to allow you to sleep soundly at night. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'sedative'
British English: sedative /ˈsɛdətɪv/ NOUN
A sedative is a drug that calms you or makes you sleep.
He will have a sedative before the operation.
- American English: sedative
- Arabic: مُسَكِّن
- Brazilian Portuguese: sedativo
- Chinese: 镇静剂
- Croatian: sedativ
- Czech: sedativum
- Danish: beroligende middel
- Dutch: slaapmiddel
- European Spanish: sedante
- Finnish: rauhoittava lääke
- French: calmant
- German: Beruhigungsmittel
- Greek: ηρεμιστικό
- Italian: sedativo
- Japanese: 鎮静剤
- Korean: 진정제
- Norwegian: beroligende middel
- Polish: środek uspokajający
- European Portuguese: sedativo
- Romanian: sedativ
- Russian: успокоительное средство
- Spanish: sedante
- Swedish: lugnande medel
- Thai: ยาระงับประสาท
- Turkish: yatıştırıcı
- Ukrainian: заспокійливий засіб
- Vietnamese: thuốc an thần
Definition of sedative from the Collins English Dictionary
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