HyperDic: depressant

English > 2 senses of the word depressant:
NOUNartifactdepressant, sedative, sedative drug, downera drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
ADJECTIVEalldepressantcapable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
depressant > pronunciation
Soundsdihpreh'sahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > depressant: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent.
Narrowerataractic, ataraxic, sedative, tranquilizing, tranquillizing, tranquilising, tranquillisingtending to soothe or tranquilize
narcotic, narcotizing, narcotisinginducing stupor or narcosis
relaxanttending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension
soporific, soporiferous, somniferous, somnific, hypnogogic, hypnagogicsleep inducing
Oppositestimulativecapable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
Spanishdepresivo
Nounsdepressanta drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
Verbsdepresslower someone's spirits
English > depressant: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person.
Synonymssedative, sedative drug, downer
Narrowerchloral hydrateA colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative
glutethimide, Doridensedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drugA sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
Broaderdrug of abuse, street drugA drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects)
medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishansiolítico, calmante, depresor, sedante, sedativo, tranquilizante
Catalancalmant, depressor, sedant
Adjectivesdepressantcapable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
Verbsdepresslower someone's spirits

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