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downer

noun down·er \ˈda-nər\

: a drug that makes the body relax

: something that is unpleasant or depressing

Full Definition of DOWNER

1
:  a weak, sick, or crippled animal in shipment that is down and cannot get up —often used attributively <a downer cow>
2
:  a depressant drug; especially :  barbiturate
3
:  someone or something depressing, disagreeable, or unsatisfactory

Examples of DOWNER

  1. I took some downers to help me sleep.
  2. His cat just died. Oh, that's a real downer.
  3. Our conversation about death was a bit of a downer.

First Known Use of DOWNER

1913

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downer

noun down·er \ˈda-nər\

Medical Definition of DOWNER

:  a depressant drug; especially :  barbiturate

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