Definition of suppressant in English:

suppressant

noun

  • A drug or other substance which acts to suppress or restrain something.

    ‘an appetite suppressant’
    • ‘In Europe the licensed maximum daily dose in non-prescription cough and cold remedies is lower, and appetite suppressants containing phenylpropanolamine are not available in the United Kingdom.’
    • ‘It is also interesting that all 28 of the infrequent readers, those who read once a year or less, indicated that they never use appetite suppressants or weight control pills.’
    • ‘These visits often result in antibiotic prescriptions or advice to use decongestants, antihistamines, and cough suppressants, even though the evidence supporting the efficacy of these medications in children is scant.’
    • ‘The use of appetite suppressants in Europe has been associated with the development of primary pulmonary hypertension.’
    • ‘The study does not reflect the total number of cases of PPH attributable to appetite suppressants in the United States.’
    • ‘Phentermine, fenfluramine, and diethylproprion are related prescription medications used as appetite suppressants.’
    • ‘Bupropion is an atypical antidepressant structurally similar to diethylpropion, an appetite suppressant.’
    • ‘Over-the-counter acid suppressants and antacids are considered appropriate initial therapy for GERD.’
    • ‘Appetite suppressants do not alleviate the problem if the person does not participate in a prescribed calorie reduction diet.’
    • ‘MDMA was initially developed in 1914 as an appetite suppressant.’
    • ‘In other words, the more anxious a young woman is about her weight and the more frequently she reads, the more likely she is to use appetite suppressants or weight control pills.’
    • ‘I went on my first diet at 12 years old, and by the time I reached my midteens, I had tried countless diets, appetite suppressants and laxatives without success.’
    • ‘I do think one of the downfalls of diet drugs and appetite suppressants is that they still don't teach you how to eat.’
    • ‘It also acted as a stimulant, a sedative, an appetite suppressant, and fed smokers' addictions.’
    • ‘Some combine a full range of cold fighters: nasal decongestants, cough suppressants, and expectorants that loosen mucus.’
    • ‘Studies have shown no benefit to treating children's colds with antihistamines, decongestants or cough suppressants.’
    • ‘The NP orders a cough suppressant with codeine, as this drug has proved effective in the past.’
    • ‘Both of these drugs have been used as appetite suppressants and both have amphetamine-like sympathomimetic effects.’
    • ‘Those using the drug as an appetite suppressant appeared to be at 16 times the risk.’
    • ‘Over-the-counter sleeping and motion sickness agents typically contain antihistamines, while most OTC nasal sprays and appetite suppressants contain decongestants or similar agents.’
    restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control, limitation, limit, constraint, stricture
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Pronunciation

suppressant

/səˈprɛs(ə)nt/