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SEDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sedation mean? 

SEDATION (noun)
  The noun SEDATION has 2 senses:

1. a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
2. the administration of a sedative agent or drug

  Familiarity information: SEDATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEDATION (noun)


Sense 1sedation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("sedation" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)


Sense 2sedation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The administration of a sedative agent or drug

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

drugging; sedation

Hypernyms ("sedation" is a kind of...):

administration; giving medication (the act of administering medication)


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