Depressant meaning

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The definition of a depressant is a substance that reduces functional or nervous activity, or something that hinders economics or other activity.

Alcohol is an example of a depressant.

An income tax increase is an example of a depressant.

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Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
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An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.
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Lowering the rate of muscular or nervous activity.
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A depressant medicine, drug, etc.; sedative.
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Tending to lower the rate of vital physiological activities.
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An agent, especially a drug, that decreases the rate of vital physiological activities.
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Alcohol acts first as a stimulant and then as a depressant.

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(mining) An agent that inhibits the flotation of a mineral or minerals.
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Acting as a depressant.
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Origin of depressant