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1  —as in:
sedate her
Definition cause to be calm or drowsy by giving a drug
  • The patient must be sedated before the operation
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I think it'll work better if we take him back to surgery and sedate him, then put in the IV.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • sedate = cause to be calm or drowsy by giving a drug
  • She's still sedated from the surgery and she's on a ventilator to help her breathe while her body heals from the trauma.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • sedated = calm or drowsy from drugs
  • They'd have me secured and sedated within minutes, and I can't afford to be put under again.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • They had to keep you sedated for a while, honey — you've got a lot of injuries.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Eve opened her eyes and stared hard at the door behind which Jerry Fitzgerald was mildly sedated.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • He is without fail deeply sedated for this procedure—and remains connected to the doomsday button.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • They'd sedated her and taped a patch with some of his blood to the same small, scabbed incision that Dr. Bancroft had made on her arm.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • I couldn't think, and I was sedated for most of the time I was awake.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • I keep them sedated all the time now.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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2  —as in:
she is sedate
Definition calm and dignified
  • a quiet sedate nature
sedate = calm and dignified
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It seemed more sedate than I remembered it, more perpendicular and strait-laced, with narrower windows and shinier woodwork, as though a coat of varnish had been put over everything for better preservation.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • sedate = calm and dignified
  • Leaving their father and me to our quieter, more sedate pleasures, one of which was simple conversation.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • sedate = calm and dignified
  • (Starts up from down L., walking sedately along Main Street. As she reaches the corner, she speaks off to her R.)
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • sedately = in a calm and dignified manner
  • was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused reverie or meditation.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • sedate = calm and dignified
  • When he sedately tried to explain this and that to Joyce, she said, "Did we bother you this evening?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He added, more sedately, "Do you know one thing, Captain—"
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Evgenie himself behaved rather more sedately than usual, probably out of respect to the dignitary.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • He stood for a moment at his own hall door, looking sedately at the elegant equipage as it rattled away.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "Not the seniors," said Henry sedately.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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