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depressant

noun [C]     /dɪˈpres.ənt/
a drug that slows the rate of the body's functions: Alcohol is a depressant.Specific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs depressant     adjective These drugs have a depressant effect.Specific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs
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