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antidepressant

noun [C] uk   /ˌæn.ti.dɪˈpres.ənt/ us    /-t̬i-/
a drug used to reduce feelings of sadness and worry: She's been on antidepressants ever since her husband died.

antidepressant

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌæn.ti.dɪˈpres.ənt/ us    /-t̬i-/
describes a drug that is used to reduce feelings of sadness and worry: antidepressant drugs
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