decongestant

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noun de·con·ges·tant \ˌdē-kən-ˈjes-tənt\

Definition of decongestant

  1. :  an agent that relieves congestion (as of mucous membranes)

decongestant

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First Known Use of decongestant

1947


DECONGESTANT Defined for English Language Learners

decongestant

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Definition of decongestant for English Language Learners

  • : a medicine that helps stop thick fluid from building up in your nose, throat, or chest when you have a cold or similar illness


Medical Dictionary

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decongestant

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noun de·con·ges·tant \ˌdē-kən-ˈjes-tənt\

Medical Definition of decongestant

  1. :  an agent that relieves congestion (as of mucous membranes)


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decongestant

adjective de·con·ges·tant

Medical Definition of decongestant

  1. :  relieving or tending to relieve congestion nasal decongestant action



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