sedative etymology

English word sedative comes from English -ive

Detailed word origin of sedative

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ive English (eng) An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
sedative English (eng) Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing An agent or drug that sedates, having a calming or soothing effect, or inducing sleep.

Words with the same origin as sedative

Descendants of -ive
activate active activist affirmative attractive conclusive constructive interaction massive narrative negative passive radioactive