- 1to give someone drugs in order to make them calm or to make them sleep synonym tranquilize
- 2 Most of the patients are heavily sedated. A vet was called to sedate the animal.
NAmE//sɪˈdeɪt//[often passive] sedate somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sedate
he / she / it sedates
past simple sedated
-ing form sedating