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  • adj.soothing
  • nounsoothing agent, medicine

synonyms for sedative

  • anodyne
  • calming
  • lenitive
  • soporific
  • allaying
  • calmative
  • relaxing
  • sleep-inducing
  • tranquillizing
  • sleeping pill
  • medication
  • opiate
  • narcotic
  • dope
  • drug
  • hypnotic
  • analgesic
  • anodyne
  • depressant
  • downer
  • tranquillizer
  • barbiturate
  • pacifier
  • calmant
  • calmative
  • knockout pill
  • nerve medicine
  • pain pill
  • pain-killer
  • quietive
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antonyms for sedative

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  • agitating
  • upsetting
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How to use sedative in a sentence

You can tell them that the procedure is generally quick and, barring a pinch when the sedative is given, is pain-free.
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Hospitals in Brazil are reportedly running out of sedatives.
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They placed him in a chokehold and medical personnel who arrived later injected him with a heavy dose of a sedative.
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Women threw themselves from the roof, shot themselves in the head, filled themselves with sedatives and hanged themselves from the curtain rods.
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That could have been a sign of use of illegal fentanyl, a fast-acting sedative and powerful painkiller that produces feelings of euphoria.
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Yes, the majority of opioid deaths occur as a result of combining opioids with multiple sedatives.
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His doctor remains haunted by the fact “that his last memories are of him staring up at my yellow space suit, struggling to breathe, drifting in and out of darkness as we gave him sedatives to put him to sleep.”
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The search for better sedatives and masks and pillows charges on, but our poor sleep habits, which contribute to a host of deadly ailments, suggest something profoundly amiss about the construction of modern life.
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Griffiths, who had been building up his street cred in psychopharmacology, instead rose to prominence studying people’s relationships to alcohol, cigarettes, and sedatives.
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Dorian was glad to take the sedative that promised oblivion from vexing thoughts.
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WORDS RELATED TO SEDATIVE

  • anesthetic
  • narcotic
  • sedative
  • soother
  • alleviating
  • cathartic
  • curative
  • disinfectant
  • medicinal
  • narcotic
  • pathological
  • peptic
  • pharmaceutical
  • preventive
  • prophylactic
  • restorative
  • salutary
  • sedative
  • therapeutic
  • tonic
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