Sedation meaning

sĭ-dāshən
Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.
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The state or condition induced by a sedative.
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The act or process of reducing excitement, nervousness, or irritation, esp. by means of sedatives.
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The state so induced.
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Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.
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The state or condition induced by a sedative.
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The act of sedating, especially by use of sedatives.

The patient was so agitated that the doctor resorted to sedation.

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Origin of sedation

  • Middle English sedacioun from Old French sedation from Latin sēdātiō sēdātiōn- from sēdātus past participle of sēdāre to calm sedate1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition