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sedate

adjective uk   us   /sɪˈdeɪt/
avoiding excitement or great activity and usually calm and relaxed: The fight against a chemical storage site has transformed a normally sedate village into a battleground. The speed limit is a sedate 55 mph.
sedately
adverb uk   us   /-li/

sedate

verb [T] uk   us   /sɪˈdeɪt/
to cause a person or animal to be very calm or go to sleep by giving them a drug: When I saw him after the accident he was still in shock and was heavily sedated.
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