tending to calm or soothe.
allaying irritability or excitement; assuaging pain; lowering functional activity.
a sedative drug or agent.
having a soothing or calming effect
of or relating to sedation
(med) a sedative drug or agent
sedative sed·a·tive (sěd’ə-tĭv)
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.
A drug having a calming or quieting effect, often given to reduce anxiety or to promote relaxation.
noun 1. Richard John, 1845–1906, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister 1893–1906. noun 1. Richard John, known as King Dick. 1845–1906, New Zealand statesman, born in England; prime minister of New Zealand (1893–1906)
noun, Douay Bible. 1. Zedekiah.
[see dee-fen-den-doh] /si ˌdi fɛnˈdɛn doʊ/ adverb, Law. 1. in self-defense: homicide committed se defendendo.
adjective 1. characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: a sedentary occupation. 2. accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise. 3. Chiefly Zoology. abiding in one place; not migratory. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle. adjective 1. characterized by […]