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antidepressantnoun [C]

 us   /ˌæn·ti·dɪˈpres·ənt, ˌæn·tɑɪ-/
a type of medicine that is used to reduce feelings of being unhappy and without hope
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antidepressantnoun [C]

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

antidepressantadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌæn.ti.dɪˈpres.ənt/  us   /ˌæn.t̬i.dɪˈpres.ənt/
An anti-depressant drug is one that is used to reduce feelings of sadness and worry: antidepressant drugs
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