suppressant

noun
sup·​pres·​sant | \ sə-ˈpre-sᵊnt How to pronounce suppressant (audio) \

Definition of suppressant

: an agent (such as a drug) that tends to suppress or reduce in intensity rather than eliminate something

Examples of suppressant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The immune suppressant rapamycin makes mice live longer, yet shrivels their testicles. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The immune suppressant rapamycin makes mice live longer, yet shrivels their testicles. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The immune suppressant rapamycin makes mice live longer, yet shrivels their testicles. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The type of immune suppressant has a big effect on whether the vaccine will be effective. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 July 2021 The immune suppressant rapamycin makes mice live longer, yet shrivels their testicles. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The immune suppressant rapamycin makes mice live longer, yet shrivels their testicles. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The immune suppressant rapamycin makes mice live longer, yet shrivels their testicles. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2021 Murray decided against shooting a second bottle of suppressant. Eric Lindner, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2021

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First Known Use of suppressant

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suppressant was in 1884

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18 Oct 2021

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“Suppressant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suppressant. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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suppressant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of suppressant

: a drug that prevents or controls something

suppressant

adjective
sup·​press·​ant | \ sə-ˈpres-ᵊnt How to pronounce suppressant (audio) \

Medical Definition of suppressant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

suppressant

noun

Medical Definition of suppressant (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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