Origin of sedateClassical Latin sedatus, past participle of sedare, to settle, causative of sedere, to sit
The veterinarian sedates Lulu before having her teeth cleaned.
- 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.
transitive verb-·dat′ed, -·dat′ing
- to dose with a sedative
- to make calm or sleepy
Origin of sedateback-formation from sedative
Origin of sedateLatin sēdātus past participle of sēdāre to settle, calm ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verbse·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
Origin of sedateBack-formation from sedative sedation
(comparative more sedate, superlative most sedate)
- in a composed and temperate state.
(third-person singular simple present sedates, present participle sedating, simple past and past participle sedated)
From Latin sedatum, past participle of sedare (“to settle"), causative of sedere (“to sit").
- Since color palettes are, in general, much more sedate during fall and winter, it's important to add at least one bright piece to the mix to maintain a sense of balance and to avoid falling into the trap of wearing black all season long!
- Fortunately, accessories solve that problem in a pinch, adding spice to bland ensembles, perking up sedate outfits and generally allowing a touch of your personality to shine through without overwhelming the entire look.
- Another medication that has been reported to be successful in treating children with CVS is dexmedetomidine (Precedex), which was originally developed to sedate patients on respirators in intensive care settings.
- Children who are not old enough follow directions or who cannot stay still may need to be restrained or given medication to sedate them in order to keep them still enough to obtain useful results.
- If you're selling life insurance, placing ads on a popular webcomic Web site that appeals to college kids is probably not going to be as effective as a more sedate, establishment Web site.