- The definition of sedate is a calm, reserved person.
An example of a sedate person is someone being very serious while giving an interview.
- Sedate is defined as to make calm or sleepy.
An example of to sedate is giving a person a tranquilizer.
Origin: L sedatus, past participle of sedare, to settle, causative of sedere, to sit
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Origin: Latin sēdātus, past participle of sēdāre, to settle, calm; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
- se·dateˈly adverb
- se·dateˈness noun
transitive verb se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
Origin: Back-formation from sedative and sedation.
sedate - Medical Definition