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 tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement. n.
An agent or a drug that produces a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect.
sedative
(sěd’ə-tĭv)
A drug having a calming or quieting effect, often given to reduce anxiety or to promote relaxation.

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