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  Definition of sedative
  1. a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  2. tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
Similar Words: sedative drug, depressant, downer, ataractic, ataraxic, tranquilizing, tranquilising

 

Hyponyms: benzodiazepine, bromide, chloral hydrate, glutethimide, Doriden, sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug

 

Derivational Morphology: down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down, depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise

 

 
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