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de•pres•sant



Pronunciation: (di-pres'unt), [key]
adj.
1. Med.having the quality of depressing or lowering the vital activities; sedative.
2. causing a lowering in spirits; dejecting.
3. causing a drop in value; economically depressing.

n.
1. Med.a sedative. Cf. stimulant (def. 1).
2. Chem.any agent capable of diminishing a specific property of a substance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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