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.
the simple past tense and past participle of sedate.
- non·se·dat·ed, adjective
- o·ver·se·dat·ed, adjective
- un·se·dat·ed, adjective
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How to use sedated in a sentence
She was sedated during the procedure, but that is is not always the case.
Babies and toddlers who do not “behave” are medicated and sedated with drugs such as Phenobarbital, a common antiseizure drug.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All | Dr. Jane Aronson | December 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Currently, prescription sleep medications like Ambien and Lunesta keep the brain steadily sedated throughout the night.
My first thoughts were not of Ms. Giffords, who at that point was in surgery or at least sedated.Gabrielle Giffords' Difficult Path Back From a Brain Injury | Lee Woodruff | January 12, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inez was still sedated, but she clearly understood what had taken place in the last few minutes.
Maybe my pulse is obstropulous, an ought to be sedated down.The Doctor's Red Lamp | Various
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.When You Don't Know Where to Turn | Steven J. Bartlett