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calmative

[ kah-muh-tiv, kal-muh- ]
/ ˈkɑ mə tɪv, ˈkæl mə- /
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adjective

having a sedative effect.

noun

a calmative agent.

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Origin of calmative

First recorded in 1865–70; calm + -ative

OTHER WORDS FROM calmative

un·cal·ma·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calmative

calmative
/ (ˈkælmətɪv, ˈkɑːmə-) /

adjective

(of a remedy or agent) sedative

noun

a sedative remedy or drug
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Medical definitions for calmative

calmative
[ kämə-tĭv, kălmə- ]

adj.

Having relaxing or pacifying properties.

n.

A sedative.
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