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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedate, staidadjective

    characterized by dignity and propriety

  2. grave, sedate, sober, solemnverb

    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

  3. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquilliseverb

    cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

    "The patient must be sedated before the operation"


  1. sedateverb

    to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.

  2. sedateadjective

    in a composed and temperate state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sedateadjective

    undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sedate

    sē-dāt′, adj. quiet: serene: serious.—adv. Sedāte′ly.—n. Sedāte′ness, composure: tranquillity.—adj. Sed′ative, tending to make sedate: moderating: allaying irritation or pain.—n. a medicine that allays irritation or pain. [L. sedāre, -ātum, to seat, akin to sedēre, to sit.]

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  1. seated

  2. teased

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sedate in a Sentence

  1. Planckendael Zoo:

    After two attempts to sedate the lioness we had to put the animal to sleep with a shot.

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