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sedate

[si-deyt]
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adjective
  1. calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement: a sedate party; a sedate horse.
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verb (used with object), se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing.
  1. to put (a person) under sedation.
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Origin of sedate

1640–50; < Latin sēdātus (past participle of sēdāre to allay, quieten); akin to sedēre to sit1
Related formsse·date·ly, adverbse·date·ness, nounun·se·date, adjectiveun·se·date·ly, adverbun·se·date·ness, noun

Synonyms

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1. collected, serene, unruffled, unperturbed. See staid.
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  • Maybe my pulse is obstropulous, an ought to be sedated down.

  • He typed until they sedated him, and then typed some more when he woke up.

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    Cory Doctorow

  • ECT is administered after a patient has been sedated and given a general anesthetic.


British Dictionary definitions for sedated

sedate1

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

Word Origin

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

sedate2

verb
  1. (tr) to administer a sedative to
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Word Origin

C20: back formation from sedative
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Word Origin and History for sedated

sedate

adj.

"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.

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sedate

v.

"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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sedated in Medicine

sedate

(sĭ-dāt)
v.
  1. To administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.
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