Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having relaxing or pacifying properties; sedative.
  • noun A sedative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Quieting excessive action of any organ; relieving nervous agitation; sedative.
  • noun A quieting drug or other therapeutic agent; a soothing remedy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That calms
  • noun A drug with calming effects.

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Examples

  • It is known as a calmative, and research has found that ingestion of chamomile acts as a wonderful mild sedative and antispasmodic.

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  • Another trial is investigating the short-term calmative effects of a special lemon balm product, because anxiety and agitation are major symptoms that Alzheimer sufferers experience.

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  • Another trial is investigating the short-term calmative effects of a special lemon balm product, because anxiety and agitation are major symptoms that Alzheimer sufferers experience.

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  • And a needle in the seat gives you a host of “something calmative” in traffic.

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  • The toning, firming, re-texturizing, and calmative benefits were amazing, and I immediately felt compelled to develop products with this exceptional ingredient.

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  • He took an extra-strength antacid tablet out of the bottle in his desk and washed it down with the watery pulpless half-rancid juice, for whatever calmative effect it might have on his acidic backwash.

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  • He took an extra-strength antacid tablet out of the bottle in his desk and washed it down with the watery pulpless half-rancid juice, for whatever calmative effect it might have on his acidic backwash.

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  • He took an extra-strength antacid tablet out of the bottle in his desk and washed it down with the watery pulpless half-rancid juice, for whatever calmative effect it might have on his acidic backwash.

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  • For more than one thousand years, valerian has been used for its calmative properties.

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  • For more than one thousand years, valerian has been used for its calmative properties.

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