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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sedate.


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  • Alcohol, however, in terms of a few beers at night or on the weekend, is not so bad in a way ... in the sense that, it just kind of sedates you ... "you" drink it, "you" act drunk,


  • "Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money."

    Rethinking the Oracle

  • He sneaks out the back door, grabs and sedates his victim in the parking lot and throws him in the trunk.

    Dexter Episode Recap: "My Bad"

  • In nearly every case, they use it as part of a three-drug combination that sedates and paralyzes the inmate and stops the heart.

    Key Lethal Injection Drug Ceases Production

  • In fact, approval is often counter-productive because it sedates the brain and makes it less receptive to new facts or a re-examination of conclusions formed earlier.

    ‘Our Country Has Faced Far Worse Travails’

  • The title and article took on something of an existential meaning for me, along the lines that society sedates us through various mechanisms which might also include soporific inducing foods or cerebrally gelatinizing television so that we are quite oblivious to the fact that we are marching or be driven happily to our own deaths, whether that be physically, mentally, or spiritually.

    A better way to die? | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • I voted for Obama simply because I think his personality sedates activists for social “justice” and foreign leaders interested in closing doors to Americans.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Libertarians and Obama:

  • The NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor provides stimulation to nervous system cells helping keep you alert during waking hours; and the GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptor sedates the cells.

    The Source

  • With weed it's easy because the stuff stinks, sedates me and throws me into a cycle I'm not really a fan of.

    indiankurtis Diary Entry

  • Instead of a show's violent or tawdry content, instead of wardrobe malfunctions or the F-word, the true test should be whether a given show engages or sedates the mind.

    From the (e)mail bag


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