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depressant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depressant  \De*press"ant\,  n.  (Med.) 
  An  agent  or  remedy  which  lowers  the  vital  powers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depressant 
  adj  :  capable  of  depressing  physiological  or  psychological 
  activity  or  response  by  a  chemical  agent  [ant:  {stimulative}] 
  n  :  a  drug  that  reduces  excitability  and  calms  a  person  [syn:  {sedative}, 
  {sedative  drug},  {downer}] 




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