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se•da•tion



Pronunciation: (si-dā'shun), [key]
n. Med.
1. the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, esp. by the administration of a drug.
2. the state so induced.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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