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depressant

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noun de·pres·sant \di-ˈpre-sənt, dē-\

Simple Definition of depressant

  • : a chemical substance (such as a drug) that makes a body's systems less active

Full Definition of depressant

  1. :  one that depresses; specifically :  an agent that reduces a bodily functional activity or an instinctive desire (as appetite)

depressant adjective

1876

First Known Use of depressant

1876


DEPRESSANT Defined for Kids

depressant

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noun de·pres·sant \di-ˈpre-sənt\

Definition of depressant

  1. :  a drug that slows the activity of the nervous system




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