Sedate – 1. Calm, dignified and unhurried 2. calm someone or make them sleep by administering a drug
He said he saw eight (sedate) dragons chasing him - they had to calm him down with a drug.
Examples of sedate in a sentence (calm, dignified and unhurried)
Her life in the countryside was sedate, almost boring.
The game of Monopoly was surprisingly sedate, given how often it ends in arguments.
Dad drives way too fast, I much prefer car journeys with Mum, who drives at a more sedate pace.
Examples of sedate in a sentence (calm someone or make them sleep by administering a drug)
A vet was called to sedate the lion so they could get the thorn from his paw.
I hate the dentist so much, they need to sedate me every time.
She tried to sedate the dog, but was bitten instead.