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Meaning of “sedative” in the English Dictionary

"sedative" in British English

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sedativenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsed.ə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
a ​drug used to ​calm a ​person or ​animal or to make them ​sleep
(Definition of sedative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sedativenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsed·ə·t̬ɪv/
a ​drug that has a ​calmingeffect: If ​yourpet is ​unaccustomed to ​cartravel, ​consider a ​mild sedative to ​helprelieveitsanxiety.
(Definition of sedative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sedative”
in Chinese (Simplified) 镇静药, 镇静剂…
in Turkish sakinleştirici, ağrı kesici, müsekkin…
in Russian успокоительное лекарство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鎮靜藥, 鎮靜劑…
in Polish środek uspokajający…
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