depressant

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noun de·pres·sant \di-ˈpre-sənt, dē-\

Definition of depressant

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

depressant

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1876

First Known Use of depressant

1876


DEPRESSANT Defined for English Language Learners

depressant

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noun de·pres·sant \di-ˈpre-sənt, dē-\

Definition of depressant for English Language Learners

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


DEPRESSANT Defined for Kids

depressant

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noun de·pres·sant \di-ˈpre-sənt\

Definition of depressant for Students

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


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depressant

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adjective de·pres·sant \-ənt\

Medical Definition of depressant

  1. :  tending to depress; especially :  lowering or tending to lower functional or vital activity <a drug with a depressant effect on heart rate>


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depressant

noun de·pres·sant

Medical Definition of depressant

  1. :  one that depresses; specifically :  an agent that reduces bodily functional activity or an instinctive desire (as appetite) <a depressant of intestinal spasm>


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