the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug.
the state so induced.
a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
the administration of a sedative
sedation se·da·tion (sĭ-dā’shən)
Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.
The state or condition induced by a sedative.
adjective 1. tending to calm or soothe. 2. allaying irritability or excitement; assuaging pain; lowering functional activity. noun 3. a sedative drug or agent. adjective 1. having a soothing or calming effect 2. of or relating to sedation noun 3. (med) a sedative drug or agent sedative sed·a·tive (sěd’ə-tĭv) adj. Having a soothing, calming, or […]
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noun, Douay Bible. 1. Zedekiah.
[see dee-fen-den-doh] /si ˌdi fɛnˈdɛn doʊ/ adverb, Law. 1. in self-defense: homicide committed se defendendo.