HyperDic: sedative_drug

English > 1 sense of the expression sedative drug:
NOUNartifactsedative drug, sedative, depressant, downera drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
English > sedative drug: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person.
Synonymssedative, 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

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