Examples from the Web for depressant
Some presenters claim that qat is like heroin, a depressant.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But on account of this depressant action it is to be avoided for women and children and rarely used for men.
In large doses chloral hydrate is a depressant to the circulation and the respiration, and also lowers the temperature.
Tobacco, and especially cigarettes, being a depressant upon the heart, should be positively forbidden.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
It is not a stimulant in the proper acceptation of the term; on the contrary it is a depressant.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
But the weakening and deteriorating effect of this pernicious narcotic, water-absorbing, depressant drug poison is unmistakable.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling