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depressant

depressant

noun de·pres·sant \di-ˈpre-sənt, dē-\

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

Full Definition of DEPRESSANT

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

First Known Use of DEPRESSANT

1876

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