sedate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “sedate” in the English Dictionary

"sedate" in British English

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sedateadjective

uk   us   /sɪˈdeɪt/
avoidingexcitement or ​greatactivity and usually ​calm and ​relaxed: The ​fight against a ​chemicalstoragesite has ​transformed a ​normally sedate ​village into a ​battleground. The ​speedlimit is a sedate 55 ​mph.
sedately
adverb uk   us   /-li/

sedateverb [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.
(Definition of sedate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sedate" in American English

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sedateadjective

 us   /sɪˈdeɪt/
calm and ​controlled, and often ​traditional in ​habit or ​manner: She ​preferredstandardballads and sedate ​poptunes to ​rockmusic.
(Definition of sedate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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