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Definition of sedate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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