HyperDic: sedative

English > 2 senses of the word sedative:
NOUNartifactsedative, sedative drug, depressant, downera drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
ADJECTIVEallsedative, ataractic, ataraxic, tranquilizing, tranquillizing, tranquilising, tranquillisingtending to soothe or tranquilize
sedative > pronunciation
Soundsseh'dahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > sedative: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending to soothe or tranquilize.
Example "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
Synonymsataractic, ataraxic, tranquilizing, tranquillizing, tranquilising, tranquillising
Broaderdepressantcapable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
Spanishataráxico, calmante, sedante, sedativo, tranquilizante
Catalanataràctic, calmant, sedant, tranquil·litzant
Nounssedativea drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
Verbssedatecause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
English > sedative: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person.
Synonymssedative drug, depressant, downer
Narrowerchloral hydrateA colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative
glutethimide, Doridensedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drugA sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Broaderdrug of abuse, street drugA drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects)
medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishansiolítico, calmante, depresor, sedante, sedativo, tranquilizante
Catalancalmant, depressor, sedant
Adjectivessedativetending to soothe or tranquilize

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