The definition of sedate is a calm, reserved person.(adjective)
An example of a sedate person is someone being very serious while giving an interview.
Sedate is defined as to make calm or sleepy.(verb)
An example of to sedate is giving a person a tranquilizer.
See sedate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L sedatus, pp. of sedare, to settle, caus. of sedere, to sit
See sedate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin sēdātus
Origin: , past participle of sēdāre, to settle, calm; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
Origin: Back-formation from sedative
Origin: and sedation.
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