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downer

(dou′nər)
n. Slang
A depressant or sedative drug, such as a barbiturate or tranquilizer.
adj.
Unable to stand because of disease or sometimes injury. Used of livestock.
Drug slang A regional term for any depressant
Vox populi Anything that can be regarded as bad news; generally equivalent to ‘bummer’

downer

(down′ĕr)
A colloquial term for a drug that depresses consciousness and alertness, e.g., alcohol or pharmacologically marketed hypnotics and sedatives.
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