来自拉丁语 sedere,坐，来自 PIE*sed,坐，坐下，词源同 sit,seat.引申比喻义使镇静，使镇定。
- sedate (v.)
- "treat with sedatives," 1945, a back-formation from the noun derivative of sedative (adj.). The word also existed 17c. in a sense "make calm or quiet." Related: Sedated; sedating.
- sedate (adj.)
- "calm, quiet," 1660s, from Latin sedatus "composed, moderate, quiet, tranquil," past participle of sedare "to settle, calm," causative of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Related: Sedately.
- 1. I live in a sedate little village in the Midlands.
- 2. We set off again at a more sedate pace.
- 3. She took them to visit her sedate, elderly cousins.
- 4. Today's celebrations have been altogether more sedate.
- 5. Her London life was sedate, almost mundane.
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