- calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement: a sedate party; a sedate horse.
- to put (a person) under sedation.
Origin of sedate
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Examples from the Web for sedated
She was sedated during the procedure, but that is is not always the case.Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls!
April 26, 2014
Babies and toddlers who do not “behave” are medicated and sedated with drugs such as Phenobarbital, a common antiseizure drug.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All
Dr. Jane Aronson
December 29, 2012
My first thoughts were not of Ms. Giffords, who at that point was in surgery or at least sedated.Gabrielle Giffords' Difficult Path Back From a Brain Injury
January 12, 2011
There was just this story yesterday, a woman smuggled a sedated monkey into the United States.Anderson Cooper Hunts Sharks, Monkeys and Wild Rats
December 11, 2008
Maybe my pulse is obstropulous, an ought to be sedated down.The Doctor's Red Lamp
He typed until they sedated him, and then typed some more when he woke up.Makers
ECT is administered after a patient has been sedated and given a general anesthetic.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven J. Bartlett
- habitually calm and composed in manner; serene
- staid, sober, or decorous
- (tr) to administer a sedative to
Word Origin and History for sedated
"calm, quiet," 1660s, from Latin sedatus "composed, moderate, quiet, tranquil," past participle of sedare "to settle, calm," causative of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Related: Sedately.
"treat with sedatives," 1945, a back-formation from the noun derivative of sedative (adj.). The word also existed 17c. in a sense "make calm or quiet." Related: Sedated; sedating.
- To administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.