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sed•a•tive



Pronunciation: (sed'u-tiv), [key]
adj.
1. tending to calm or soothe.
2. allaying irritability or excitement; assuaging pain; lowering functional activity.

n.
a sedative drug or agent.

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

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