What does sedation mean?

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sɪˈdeɪ ʃənse·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedation(noun)

    a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent

  2. sedation, drugging(noun)

    the administration of a sedative agent or drug


  1. sedation(Noun)

    The act of sedating, especially by use of sedatives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sedation(noun)

    the act of calming, or the state of being calm

  2. Origin: [L. sedatio.]


  1. Sedation

    Sedation is the reduction of irritability or agitation by administration of sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a medical procedure or diagnostic procedure. Drugs which can be used for sedation include propofol, etomidate, ketamine, fentanyl, and midazolam.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sedation in a Sentence

  1. Isseki Maeda:

    Bereaved families often feel guilty and wonder if they could do more for the patient, if they believed sedation shortened survival, their guilty feeling may become deeper. Our study indicated that continuous deep sedation did not shorten patient life or change patient’s dying process.

  2. Jean Leonetti:

    The patient has to be at the end of their life and suffering despite the treatment given, when these elements are present, I (the doctor) am obliged to start sedation that is deep and continues until death.

  3. Mandy Watson:

    Koalas will be captured and assessed by veterinarians using strict health assessment protocols and anything that is found to be in poor condition or suffering will be humanely euthanized while it's under sedation.

  4. Megan Brown:

    He has to be sedated for each one since he is receiving treatment to both the brain and the spine, they have to be completely still. So, daily sedation, about 45 minutes in the treatment room.

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