from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner. See Synonyms at serious.
- transitive v. To administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. in a composed and temperate state.
- v. to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Quiet; composed; placid; serene; serious; undisturbed by passion: as, a sedate temper or deportment.
- Synonyms Imperturbable, serious, staid.
- To calm; compose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
- v. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
- adj. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
The town could be described as "sedate", and McFallow was in the business of sedation.
Today those young men gathered under the tutelage of their fathers and grandfathers in sedate quiet as the fights began.
They were supposed to quietly live out their lives in sedate seclusion.
While I myself cannot get wildly enthusiastic about the possibility of visiting the moon, I do find it a source of constant wonder to be able to cross the Atlantic in sedate luxury, and in 5 hours; 15 years ago, the Atlantic air-crossing was still something of a protracted and uncomfortable adventure.
The eyes are blue, the cheeks pink, the complexion clear, and the expression sedate; rings are in the ears; beard and moustache are at an incipient stage, and are of the same, bright auburn hue as the hair in a picture of
In town to deliver remarks on the economy, the president walked into the diner, where he was greeted with what can only be described as a sedate reception.
The traveller noticed also, that in that great multitude of every age, from the white-headed patriarch of three-score and ten to the toddling infant, each one, even among the blacks, bore himself with a still and hushed gravity, while their looks, without being austere, wore an expression sedate and solemn.
"I think it's clear that there is an element of hypocrisy where [Finkelstein] lives this kind of sedate, gay lifestyle while making millions of dollars off of candidates who bash gays," Stephen Rodrick, who outed the Fink in a 1996 article in Boston Magazine, told CNN.
If the injection is something to "sedate" her, I would try and find out more.
The album is a wide-ranging collection of subdued music, from what sounds like light jazz fusion, were it not for the insurgence of pixelated sounds, to a kind of sedate house music.