suppressant

[ suh-pres-uhnt ]

noun
  1. a substance that suppresses an undesirable action or condition: an appetite suppressant.

Origin of suppressant

1
1940–45; suppress + -ant

Words Nearby suppressant

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British Dictionary definitions for suppressant

suppressant

/ (səˈprɛsənt) /


adjective
  1. tending to suppress or restrain an action or condition

noun
  1. a suppressant drug or agent: a cough suppressant

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