sedate

[si-deyt]
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verb (used with object), se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing.
  1. to put (a person) under sedation.

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

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Related Words for sedately

calmly, composedly, serenely, staidly

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British Dictionary definitions for sedately

sedate

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

Word Origin for sedate

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

sedate

2
verb
  1. (tr) to administer a sedative to

Word Origin for sedate

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

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.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sedately 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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