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Meaning of DEPRESSANT

Pronunciation:  di'presunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\De*press"ant\, n. (Med.)
An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.

 
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