Is more sedating
We grew sedate; sedate were the brows of the few strangers we met.Grave and sedate, as if knowing the sorrowful thoughts of his master.Sedatives can be misused to produce an overly-calming effect (alcohol being the classic and most common sedating drug).In the event of an overdose or if combined with another sedative, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness (see hypnotic) and even death.
Doses of sedatives such as benzodiazepines, when used as a hypnotic to induce sleep, tend to be higher than amounts used to relieve anxiety, whereas only low doses are needed to provide a peaceful effect.
I love to hear you talk, when you are so sedate as you seem now to be.
I had been told that the English were cold and sedate: I found them charming and full of humour.
There is some overlap between the terms "sedative" and "hypnotic".
Advances in pharmacology have permitted more specific targeting of receptors, and greater selectivity of agents, which necessitates greater precision when describing these agents and their effects: Doctors often administer sedatives to patients in order to dull the patient's anxiety related to painful or anxiety-provoking procedures.