depressant: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-pres'unt), [key]
- having the quality of depressing or lowering the vital activities; sedative.
- causing a lowering in spirits; dejecting.
- causing a drop in value; economically depressing.
- a sedative. Cf. stimulant (def. 1).
- any agent capable of diminishing a specific property of a substance.
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