Antidepressant definition

ăntē-dĭ-prĕsənt, ăntī-
An agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
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Preventing or counteracting depression.
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A drug used to treat clinical depression.
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(psychiatry) Designating or of any drug used primarily to treat emotional depression.
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An antidepressant drug.
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A drug used to treat depression.
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A drug used to prevent or treat depression.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
antidepressant
Plural:
antidepressants

Origin of antidepressant