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Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.
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1. (Pharmacology) med able to diminish or reduce nervous or functional activity
2. (Psychology) causing gloom or dejection; depressing
(Pharmacology) a depressant drug
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
|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
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
depressant[dɪˈprɛsənt] n (MEDICINE) → dépresseur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
depressant[dɪˈprɛsnt] n (Med) → sedativo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. depresor; tranquilizante;
___ drug → medicamento tranquilizante.
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