Definition of suppressant in US English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘Some combine a full range of cold fighters: nasal decongestants, cough suppressants, and expectorants that loosen mucus.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bupropion is an atypical antidepressant structurally similar to diethylpropion, an appetite suppressant.’
    • ‘The study does not reflect the total number of cases of PPH attributable to appetite suppressants in the United States.’
    • ‘Appetite suppressants do not alleviate the problem if the person does not participate in a prescribed calorie reduction diet.’
    • ‘Those using the drug as an appetite suppressant appeared to be at 16 times the risk.’
    • ‘Phentermine, fenfluramine, and diethylproprion are related prescription medications used as appetite suppressants.’
    • ‘Both of these drugs have been used as appetite suppressants and both have amphetamine-like sympathomimetic effects.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The NP orders a cough suppressant with codeine, as this drug has proved effective in the past.’
    • ‘Over-the-counter acid suppressants and antacids are considered appropriate initial therapy for GERD.’
    • ‘MDMA was initially developed in 1914 as an appetite suppressant.’
    • ‘Studies have shown no benefit to treating children's colds with antihistamines, decongestants or cough suppressants.’
    • ‘I do think one of the downfalls of diet drugs and appetite suppressants is that they still don't teach you how to eat.’
    • ‘Over-the-counter sleeping and motion sickness agents typically contain antihistamines, while most OTC nasal sprays and appetite suppressants contain decongestants or similar agents.’
    • ‘The use of appetite suppressants in Europe has been associated with the development of primary pulmonary hypertension.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also acted as a stimulant, a sedative, an appetite suppressant, and fed smokers' addictions.’
    restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control, limitation, limit, constraint, stricture
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