Origin of sedative
Examples from the Web for sedative
Just as Palmer, taken in sixty-second doses, seems relaxed, so, measured over hours, he seems in need of a sedative.
At 6.23 p.m., a doctor administered the first drug, which corrections officials identified as the sedative midazolam.Lethal Injection Leads to the Most Botched Executions|Austin Sarat, Robert Henry Weaver, Heather Richard|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ohio used a mix of midazolam, a sedative, with hydromorphone, a powerful narcotic.What Happens to the Death Penalty When Lethal Injection Isn’t Quick and Painless?|Andrew Cohen|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only one thing seemed to calm his wanderlust: “I find an interesting book the only sedative,” he said.
They gave a sedative to Methos, the alpha-male wolf, because he seemed particularly anxious.At New Jersey’s Turtle Back Zoo, Humans Slept Alongside the Pythons|Winston Ross|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hot water acts as a stimulant and antiseptic, as a sedative and as a food.Intestinal Ills|Alcinous Burton Jamison
It is no new propensity of animal nature, to find pleasure from the combination of a stimulant, and a sedative.
Margaret submitted to take the sedative draught sent by the medical man.Henry Dunbar|M. E. Braddon
It is an inflammatory, not a sedative prescription: it is rather a blister than an opiate.
He, therefore, that desireth to fight with Arjuna should take a sedative.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4|Kisari Mohan Ganguli
British Dictionary definitions for sedative
Word Origin for sedative
Word Origin and History for sedative
"tending to calm or soothe," early 15c., from Medieval Latin sedativus "calming, allaying," from sedat-, past participle stem of sedare, causative of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The noun derivative meaning "a sedative drug" is attested from 1785. Hence, "whatever soothes or allays."