[ kah-muh-tiv, kal-muh- ]
/ ˈkɑ mə tɪv, ˈkæl mə- /
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having a sedative effect.
a calmative agent.
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These remedies are all combined in Neurosine, the ideal calmative for both children and adults.
British Dictionary definitions for calmative
/ (ˈkælmətɪv, ˈkɑːmə-) /
(of a remedy or agent) sedative
a sedative remedy or drug
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Medical definitions for calmative
[ kä′mə-tĭv, kăl′mə- ]
Having relaxing or pacifying properties.
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