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Adjective depressant has 1 sense
  1. depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
    stimulative, adrenocorticotropic, adrenocorticotrophic, analeptic, excitant, excitative, excitatory, irritating, irritative, stimulant, stimulating
Noun depressant has 1 sense
  1. sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
    --1 is a kind of medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug; drug of abuse, street drug
    --1 has particulars:
     benzodiazepine; bromide; chloral hydrate; glutethimide, Doriden; sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug
    Derived form: verb depress1
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