suppressant

noun

sup·​pres·​sant sə-ˈpre-sᵊnt How to pronounce suppressant (audio)
: an agent (such as a drug) that tends to suppress or reduce in intensity rather than eliminate something

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Garcinia cambogia is a common appetite suppressant in many of the best weight loss supplement brands. Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 Apple cider vinegar is a natural appetite suppressant and weight-loss aid. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 What’s more, the territory has the worst PrEP-to-need ratio in the United States, meaning viral suppressant therapies are not reaching those in need of treatment. Ariana Marsh, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Dec. 2022 The Navy says there is no evidence of any drinking water contamination after a spill of about 1,100 gallons of fire suppressant at a fuel facility in Hawaii. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 1 Dec. 2022 More children are overdosing on the cough suppressant benzonatate as prescriptions for the drug — sold under the brand name Tessalon — have increased, a study released Tuesday found. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2022 To max the cough-soothing benefit of your cuppa, stir in a few drops of honey, which is a natural cough suppressant. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, 28 Oct. 2022 Auvelity combines two decades’ old active ingredients; dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant, and bupropion, an anti-depressant. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 Some people also use sea moss pills to help with weight loss, as sea moss is a natural appetite suppressant. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suppressant was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Suppressant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suppressant. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

suppressant

noun
sup·​pres·​sant sə-ˈpres-ᵊnt How to pronounce suppressant (audio)
: an agent (as a drug) that tends to suppress or reduce in intensity rather than eliminate something
a cough suppressant

Medical Definition

suppressant

1 of 2 adjective
sup·​press·​ant sə-ˈpres-ᵊnt How to pronounce suppressant (audio)

suppressant

2 of 2 noun
: an agent (as a drug) that tends to suppress or reduce in intensity rather than eliminate something
a cough suppressant

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