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suppressant

[ suh-pres-uhnt ]
/ səˈprɛs ənt /
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noun

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

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Origin of suppressant

1940–45; suppress + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for suppressant

suppressant
/ (səˈprɛsənt) /

adjective

tending to suppress or restrain an action or condition

noun

a suppressant drug or agenta cough suppressant
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