Sedate is a related term of afflictive.
As adjectives the difference between sedate and afflictive
is that sedate
is in a composed and temperate state while afflictive
is that causes physical or mental pain.
As a verb sedate
is to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.
to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.
That causes physical or mental pain
- (Alexander Pope)