Synonyms of sedative


1. sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer, medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug, drug of abuse, street drug

usage: a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person


1. ataractic, ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing, tranquillizing, tranquilising, tranquillising, depressant (vs. stimulative)

usage: tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"

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Definition and meaning of sedative (Dictionary)