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downer

noun uk   /ˈdaʊ.nər/ us    /-nɚ/ informal

downer noun (EXPERIENCE)

[C usually singular] an event or experience that makes you unhappy: You lost your job? That's a real downer!Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters

downer noun (DRUG)

[C] a drug that makes you feel calmer
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