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antidepressant

[ an-tee-di-pres-uhnt, an-tahy- ]
/ 藢忙n ti d瑟藞pr蓻s 蓹nt, 藢忙n ta瑟- /
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adjective
of or relating to a substance that is used in the treatment of mood disorders, as characterized by various manic or depressive affects.
noun
Also called energizer, psychic energizer. any such substance, as a tricyclic antidepressant, MAO inhibitor, or lithium.
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Origin of antidepressant

First recorded in 1960鈥65; anti- + depressant
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British Dictionary definitions for antidepressant

antidepressant
/ (藢忙nt瑟d瑟藞pr蓻snt) /

noun
any of a class of drugs used to alleviate depression
adjective
of or relating to this class of drugs
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Medical definitions for antidepressant

antidepressant
[ 膬n鈥瞭膿-d沫-pr臅s蓹nt, 膬n鈥瞭墨- ]

n.
A drug used to prevent or treat depression.

Other words from antidepressant

an鈥瞭i鈥e鈥ressant null adj.
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Scientific definitions for antidepressant

antidepressant
[ 膬n鈥瞭膿-d沫-pr臅s蓹nt, 膬n鈥瞭墨- ]

A drug used to prevent or treat depression.
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