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sedation

[ si-dey-shuhn ]
/ sɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug.
the state so induced.

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Origin of sedation

1535–45; <Latin sēdātiōn- (stem of sēdātiō), equivalent to sēdāt(us) (see sedate) + -iōn--ion
o·ver·se·da·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sedation

sedation
/ (sɪˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
the administration of a sedative
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Medical definitions for sedation

sedation
[ sĭ-dāshən ]

n.

Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.
The state or condition induced by a sedative.
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