Definition of Sedative
(a drug or anything) having calming effect and causing sleep
Use Sedative in a sentence
The doctor gave me a sedative to help me with my nerves, and I felt better.
My father has insomnia and uses sedative agents frequently.
A mild sedative at night can be useful particularly for those who wake at regular times during sleep.
I have resorted to sedative pills for long plane journeys.
The sedative drugs may be beneficial in situations of shock due to accident or death.
You may receive a sedative to relieve anxiety.
Alcohol is a sedative and if used to excess over a long period the brain adapts to this sedation.
Preliminary studies confirm that the California poppy has mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects.
Michael Jackson’s doctor goes on trial accused of killing the star with a powerful sedative.
Apparently she gave him some kind of a sedative to try to calm him down and that did not work.