Definition of suppressant in English:



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

    ‘an appetite suppressant’
    • ‘The NP orders a cough suppressant with codeine, as this drug has proved effective in the past.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The study does not reflect the total number of cases of PPH attributable to appetite suppressants in the United States.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both of these drugs have been used as appetite suppressants and both have amphetamine-like sympathomimetic effects.’
    • ‘Phentermine, fenfluramine, and diethylproprion are related prescription medications used as appetite suppressants.’
    • ‘Some combine a full range of cold fighters: nasal decongestants, cough suppressants, and expectorants that loosen mucus.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Over-the-counter acid suppressants and antacids are considered appropriate initial therapy for GERD.’
    • ‘MDMA was initially developed in 1914 as an appetite suppressant.’
    • ‘Those using the drug as an appetite suppressant appeared to be at 16 times the risk.’
    • ‘Bupropion is an atypical antidepressant structurally similar to diethylpropion, an appetite suppressant.’
    • ‘Appetite suppressants do not alleviate the problem if the person does not participate in a prescribed calorie reduction diet.’
    • ‘Studies have shown no benefit to treating children's colds with antihistamines, decongestants or cough suppressants.’
    • ‘The use of appetite suppressants in Europe has been associated with the development of primary pulmonary hypertension.’
    • ‘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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