Synonyms for sedative

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This piece of information had by no means a sedative effect.

Used as a sedative in tincture; ten to twenty drops in water.

And added, "Indeed, what can we do for sorrow except give the body a sedative?"

If she had possessed any sedative drug she would have taken it.

I brought her here for a sedative; but I find it is no such matter.

The sedative carried him just as far as that and then he collapsed again.

She managed to sooth the girl, and gave her a sedative which calmed her nerves.

Hot water acts as a stimulant and antiseptic, as a sedative and as a food.

Jenkins, being summoned at once, prescribed some sedative remedies.

But this that I have just had recourse to is soothing and sedative.

WORD ORIGIN

"tending to calm or soothe," early 15c., from Medieval Latin sedativus "calming, allaying," from sedat-, past participle stem of sedare, causative of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The noun derivative meaning "a sedative drug" is attested from 1785. Hence, "whatever soothes or allays."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEDATIVE

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