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Definition of sedation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sedation

 noun
noun
NAmE//sɪˈdeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the act of giving someone drugs in order to make them calm or to make them sleep; the state that results from this The victim's wife was being kept under sedation in the local hospital last night.
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