What does the word sedative mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A soothing remedy.

Usage examples for sedative

  1. The sick man was sleeping from the effects of a sedative draught. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  2. Haverstraw, calmed down with a sedative administered by Kelly, had nearly wrung their hands off in gratitude as he said good- by. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  3. I meant a mental sedative draught. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn