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down·er

 (dou′nər)
n. Slang
1. A depressant or sedative drug, such as a barbiturate or tranquilizer.
2. One that depresses, such as an experience or person.
adj.
Unable to stand because of disease or sometimes injury. Used of livestock.

downer

(ˈdaʊnə)
n
1. (Recreational Drugs) Also called: down a barbiturate, tranquillizer, or narcotic. Compare upper
2. a depressing experience
3. (Psychology) a state of depression: he's on a downer today.

down•er

(ˈdaʊ nər)

n. Informal.
1. a depressing experience or person.
2. a depressant or sedative drug, esp. a barbiturate.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downer - 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
Translations

downer

[ˈdaʊnəʳ] N
1. (= tranquilizer) → tranquilizante m
2. (= depressing experience) → experiencia f deprimente

downer

[ˈdaʊnər] n
to be a downer (= depressing) → être déprimant(e)
to be on a downer (= depressed) → faire de la déprime
(= drug) → tranquillisant m

downer

n
(Drugs inf) → Downer m (sl), → Beruhigungsmittel nt
(inf: = depressing experience) for divorced people, Christmas can be a downerfür Geschiedene kann Weihnachten einen Tiefpunkt bedeuten; she’s on a real downer just nowsie ist zurzeit richtig depressiv

downer

[ˈdaʊnəʳ] n (fam) (drug) → sedativo
to be on a downer (depressed) → essere giù

downer

n (fam) sedante m
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