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se duh tiv

  • n  a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  • s  tending to soothe or tranquilize
    took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed

  • Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest after overdosing on a powerful sedative at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles.
  • That would be like dealing with a traffic jam by taking a sedative.
  • He referred to a combination of drugs she used with her patients the sedative Versed and the painkiller morphine as a "lethal cocktail guaranteed to kill.
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  • SAFE camp keeps local youth active
    For more than 20 years the YMCA’s SAFE camp has offered kids a healthy and active summer alternative to the sedative lifestyle of video games and television.
    June 8, 2013 - Plainview Daily Herald

  • Brad Childress in USA Today
    We might have to give him a sedative or something like that,Childress said.
  • Hassan al-Turabi in Reuters South Africa
    If the issue is not fixed, then it will be like giving a patient a sedative without the presence of a surgeon,said Turabi, the Islamic ideologue behind the rise of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir who was gradually pushed out by the general.
  • Carole Keeton Strayhorn in
    Before her hospitalization, Strayhorn says, the foster child in question had been prescribed "a bundle of psychotropic medications, including antipyschotics, antidepressants, a sedative, stimulant and mood stabilizer."

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