[ si-dey-tid ]
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  1. mentally calmed or in a state of lowered physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug: A small, flexible tube is slipped into the mouth of the sedated patient, all the way down into the top of the small intestine.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of sedate.

Origin of sedated

First recorded in 1940–45; sedate + -ed2 for the adjective; sedate + -ed1 for the verb

Other words from sedated

  • non·se·dat·ed, adjective
  • o·ver·se·dat·ed, adjective
  • un·se·dat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby sedated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sedated in a sentence

  • 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.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow
  • ECT is administered after a patient has been sedated and given a general anesthetic.