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English adjective: sedative

1. sedative tending to soothe or tranquilize

SamplesValium has a tranquilizing effect.
Took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed.

Synonymsataractic, ataraxic, tranquilising, tranquilizing, tranquillising, tranquillizing



English noun: sedative

1. sedative (artifact) a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

Synonymsdepressant, downer, sedative drug

Broader (hypernym)drug of abuse, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, street drug

Narrower (hyponym)chloral hydrate, Doriden, glutethimide, sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug

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