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Meaning of SEDATE

Pronunciation:  si'deyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by dignity and propriety
  2. [adj]  dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
  3. [v]  cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

SEDATE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: calm, decorous, grave, serious, sober, solemn, staid, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
 Antonyms: arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
 See Also: hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se*date"\, a. [L. sedatus, p. p. of sedare, sedatum, to
allay, calm, causative of sedere to sit. See {Sit}.]
Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene;
not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul,
mind, or temper.

      Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and
      sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate
      truth.                                   --I. Watts.

      Whatsoever we feel and know Too sedate for outward
      show.                                    --Wordsworth.

Syn: Settled; composed; calm; quiet; tranquil; still; serene;
     unruffled; undisturbed; contemplative; sober; serious.
     -- {Se*date"ly}, adv. -- {Se*date"ness}, n.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are sedated indicates your need/desire to avoid an issue or situation that is causing you emotional pain. Alternatively, you may be trying to avoid some upcoming responsibility or decision.