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Pronunciation:  di'presunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  2. [adj]  capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

DEPRESSANT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ataractic, ataraxic, downer, hypnagogic, hypnogogic, narcotic, narcotising, narcotizing, relaxant, sedative, sedative, sedative drug, somniferous, somnific, soporiferous, soporific, tranquilising, tranquilizing
 Antonyms: stimulative
 See Also: benzodiazepine, bromide, chloral hydrate, Doriden, drug of abuse, glutethimide, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug, street drug



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*press"ant\, n. (Med.)
An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.

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