Definition of sedate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sedate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɪˈdeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sedate
BrE BrE//sɪˈdeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdeɪt//
 
he / she / it sedates
BrE BrE//sɪˈdeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdeɪts//
 
past simple sedated
BrE BrE//sɪˈdeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdeɪtɪd//
 
past participle sedated
BrE BrE//sɪˈdeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form sedating
BrE BrE//sɪˈdeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] sedate somebody/something to give somebody drugs in order to make them calm and/or to make them sleep synonym tranquillize Most of the patients are heavily sedated. A vet was called to sedate the animal. Word Originverb 1960s: back-formation from sedation.
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