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suppressant

[suh-pres-uh nt] /səˈprɛs ənt/
noun
1.
a substance that suppresses an undesirable action or condition:
an appetite suppressant.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; supress + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for suppressant

suppressant

/səˈprɛsənt/
adjective
1.
tending to suppress or restrain an action or condition
noun
2.
a suppressant drug or agent: a cough suppressant
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Word Origin and History for suppressant
n.

1958, from suppress + -ant.

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