un calmative

calmative

[kah-muh-tiv, kal-muh-] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
having a sedative effect.
noun
2.
a calmative agent.

Origin:
1865–70; calm + -ative

uncalmative, adjective
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calmative (ˈkælmətɪv, ˈkɑːmə-)
 
adj
1.  (of a remedy or agent) sedative
 
n
2.  a sedative remedy or drug

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calmative
by 1831, from Fr. calmatif; see calm + -ive. A hybrid word; purists prefer sedative.
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calmative calm·a·tive (kä'mə-tĭv, kāl'mə-)
adj.
Having relaxing or pacifying properties. n.
A sedative.

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