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depressant definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent [ant: stimulative] n
1: a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person [syn: sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1876 one that depresses; specifically an agent that reduces a bodily functional activity or an instinctive desire (as appetite) depressant adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 that depresses. 2 Med. sedative. --n. 1 Med. an agent, esp. a drug, that sedates. 2 an influence that depresses.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Depressant De*press"ant, n. (Med.) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.

Moby Thesaurus

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