Meaning of “sobering” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “sobering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈsoʊ·bər·ɪŋ/

making you feel serious or think about serious matters:

Jail has had a sobering effect on Hicks

(Definition of “sobering” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)