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de·pres·sant

 (dĭ-prĕs′ənt)
adj.
Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
n.
An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.

depressant

(dɪˈprɛsənt)
adj
1. (Pharmacology) med able to diminish or reduce nervous or functional activity
2. (Psychology) causing gloom or dejection; depressing
n
(Pharmacology) a depressant drug

de•pres•sant

(dɪˈprɛs ənt)

adj.
1. tending to slow the activity of one or more bodily systems.
n.
2. a drug or other agent that reduces irritability or excitement; sedative.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depressant - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
chloral hydrate - a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
drug of abuse, street drug - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
Doriden, glutethimide - sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Adj.1.depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
Translations

depressant

[dɪˈpresnt]
A. ADJ (Med) → depresivo
B. N (Med) → depresivo m

depressant

[dɪˈprɛsənt] n (MEDICINE)dépresseur m

depressant

nBeruhigungsmittel nt, → Sedativ(um) nt (spec)
adjberuhigend, dämpfend, sedativ (spec)

depressant

[dɪˈprɛsnt] n (Med) → sedativo

de·pres·sant

n. depresor; tranquilizante;
___ drugmedicamento tranquilizante.

depressant

adj depresor
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