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sedate

[ si-deyt ]
/ sɪˈdeɪt /
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adjective

calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement: a sedate party; a sedate horse.

verb (used with object), se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing.

to put (a person) under sedation.

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Nearby words

sed, sedalia, sedan, sedan chair, sedarim, sedate, sedately, sedation, sedative, seddon, sedecias

Origin of sedate

1640–50; < Latin sēdātus (past participle of sēdāre to allay, quieten); akin to sedēre to sit1
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British Dictionary definitions for sedate (1 of 2)

sedate

1
/ (sɪˈdeɪt) /

adjective

habitually calm and composed in manner; serene
staid, sober, or decorous
Derived Formssedately, adverbsedateness, noun

Word Origin for sedate

C17: from Latin sēdāre to soothe; related to sedēre to sit

British Dictionary definitions for sedate (2 of 2)

sedate

2
/ (sɪˈdeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to administer a sedative to

Word Origin for sedate

C20: back formation from sedative
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Medicine definitions for sedate

sedate

[ sĭ-dāt ]

v.

To administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.
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