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
Word Origin 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."