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sedative

  

      adj  
1    having a soothing or calming effect  
2    of or relating to sedation  
      n  
3      (Med)   a sedative drug or agent  
     (C15: from Medieval Latin sedativus, from Latin sedatus assuaged; see sedate1)  
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sedative

  
1   
      adj   allaying, anodyne, calmative, calming, lenitive, relaxing, sleep-inducing, soothing, soporific, tranquillizing  
2   
      n   anodyne, calmative, downer or down     (slang)   narcotic, opiate, sleeping pill, tranquillizer  

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