depressor

noun
de·​pres·​sor | \ di-ˈpre-sər How to pronounce depressor (audio) , dē-\

Definition of depressor

: one that depresses: such as
a : a muscle that draws down a part — compare levator
b : a device for pressing down or aside
c : a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or the part it innervates

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More from Morning Mix: A girl licked a tongue depressor at a clinic and put it back. Washington Post, "R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges," 12 July 2019 The animated Forky character has a white spork body, googly eyes, red pipe cleaner arms and tongue depressor feet. Brady Macdonald, The Mercury News, "Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ Forky plush dolls sold at Disneyland resort," 9 July 2019 Not Schumann the nut job, not Schumann as mood elevator or depressor, but life giver. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Keeping Schumann sane: Mitsuko Uchida and the L.A. Phil deliver method over madness," 18 May 2018 The video, posted on Ward's private Snapchat account and later circulated on Facebook according to WJAX-TV, shows her daughter licking the depressor and placing it back into a storage canister. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Felony charges for mom who recorded daughter licking tongue depressor at medical center," 11 July 2019 More from Morning Mix: A girl licked a tongue depressor at a clinic and put it back. Washington Post, "R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges," 12 July 2019 The animated Forky character has a white spork body, googly eyes, red pipe cleaner arms and tongue depressor feet. Brady Macdonald, The Mercury News, "Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ Forky plush dolls sold at Disneyland resort," 9 July 2019 Not Schumann the nut job, not Schumann as mood elevator or depressor, but life giver. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Keeping Schumann sane: Mitsuko Uchida and the L.A. Phil deliver method over madness," 18 May 2018 As the cable pays out, the Fish smacks the surface and then, following the tug of the depressor, begins its descent. Bucky Mcmahon, Esquire, "If Anyone Finds MH370, It Will Be the Men on This Ship," 14 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of depressor

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for depressor

Late Latin, from Latin deprimere

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depressor

noun
de·​pres·​sor | \ di-ˈpres-ər How to pronounce depressor (audio) \

Medical Definition of depressor

: one that depresses: as
a : a muscle that draws down a part — compare levator
b : a device for pressing a part down or aside — see tongue depressor
c : a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or part it innervates

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