suppressant

[suh-pres-uh nt]

noun

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

Origin of suppressant

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

suppressant

adjective

tending to suppress or restrain an action or condition

noun

a suppressant drug or agenta cough suppressant
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Word Origin and History for suppressant
n.

1958, from suppress + -ant.

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