Synonyms for sedative
Antonyms for sedative
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEDATIVE
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.
"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."