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sedate

[si-deyt] /sɪˈdeɪt/
adjective
1.
calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement:
a sedate party; a sedate horse.
verb (used with object), sedated, sedating.
2.
to put (a person) under sedation.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin sēdātus (past participle of sēdāre to allay, quieten); akin to sedēre to sit1
Related forms
sedately, adverb
sedateness, noun
unsedate, adjective
unsedately, adverb
unsedateness, noun
Synonyms
1. collected, serene, unruffled, unperturbed. See staid.
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  • He was trained to enter and calmly remain in the crate, un-sedated for the journey.
  • Some studies suggest that prisoners are sometimes inadequately sedated, and perhaps die in silent agony from asphyxiation.
  • Upon waking she became nearly violent and posed a danger to herself, and had to be sedated for several days.
  • He was in intensive care, sedated, recovering from emergency surgery to remove his gallbladder.
  • And he had to be sedated before undergoing x-rays, blood tests, and other scientific probing.
  • The anesthesiologist sedated her and slipped a breathing tube down the trachea.
  • Team members race to revive a sedated tiger, even giving it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • His hair was disheveled, and he appeared to be heavily sedated.
  • She was thrashing about and had to be sedated before being removed from the car.
  • Avoid having your dog sedated before your departure to help it stay safe on the flight.
British Dictionary definitions for sedated

sedate1

/sɪˈdeɪt/
adjective
1.
habitually calm and composed in manner; serene
2.
staid, sober, or decorous
Derived Forms
sedately, adverb
sedateness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sēdāre to soothe; related to sedēre to sit

sedate2

/sɪˈdeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to administer a sedative to
Word Origin
C20: back formation from sedative
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Word Origin and History for sedated

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.

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.

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sedated in Medicine

sedate se·date (sĭ-dāt')
v. se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
To administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.

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