1‘he took a combination of sedative drugs’
tranquillizing, calming, depressant, soothing, calmative, relaxing, soporific
1‘the doctor gave him a sedative’
tranquillizer, calmative, depressant, sleeping pill, soporific, narcotic, opiate
informal trank, sleeper, downer
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.