sedative sed·a·tive (sěd'ə-tĭv)
Having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement. n.
An agent or a drug that produces a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect.
|sedative (sěd'ə-tĭv) Pronunciation Key
A drug having a calming or quieting effect, often given to reduce anxiety or to promote relaxation.