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Synonyms for sedative
ˈsɛd ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer(adj)

    a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

    Synonyms:
    downer, depressant, sedative drug

    Antonyms:
    stimulative

  2. ataractic, ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing, tranquillizing, tranquilising, tranquillising(adj)

    tending to soothe or tranquilize

    "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"

    Synonyms:
    tranquillizing, ataractic, ataraxic, tranquilizing, tranquilising, tranquillising

    Antonyms:
    stimulative

Wiktionary

  1. sedative(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    ataractic, ataraxic

  2. sedative(noun)

    Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing

    Synonyms:
    ataraxic, ataractic

  3. sedative(noun)

    Synonyms:
    tranquilizer, soporific, sleeping pill

  4. sedative(noun)

    Synonyms:
    anxiolytic, downer, depressant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sedative

    Synonyms:
    allaying, tranquillizing, composing, soothing, demulcent, palliative, assuasive, lenient, anodyne, hypnotic

    Antonyms:
    disturbing, exciting, irritant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sedative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    soothing, tranquillizing, calming, emollient, assuasive, assuaging, lenient, lenitive, demulcent, balmy

  2. sedative(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opiate, anodyne, narcotic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sedative(a)

    Synonyms:
    composing, soothing, anodyne

  2. sedative(n)

    Synonyms:
    anæsthetic, narcotic, opiate, hypnotic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tranquilizer, sedation, painkiller, tranquilliser

How to pronounce sedative?

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How to use sedative in a sentence?

  1. Guillermo Wiemeyer:

    What we are hoping is that she will enter the box of her own accord because she won't travel under anesthesia or any type of sedative.

  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Christian Boone:

    Scotty Garnell Morrow was very composed. Scotty Garnell Morrow had not taken a sedative before. Scotty Garnell Morrow was very contrite, scotty Garnell Morrow asked for the forgiveness from the Woods family and the Young family, thanked Scotty Garnell Morrow own family for their support -- and Scotty Garnell Morrow final words were,' I love you all, God bless.'.

  3. Emma Ulker:

    The use of a safer and more controllable sedative, such as remimazolam, could result in overall lower costs per procedure.


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