What is another word for depressor?

Pronunciation: [dɪpɹˈɛsə] (IPA)

Depressor is a fairly uncommon word that refers to a muscle or other substance that depresses or pushes down on something. There are a few different synonyms for this word depending on the context. In the medical sense, a depressor is often referred to as an inhibitor or a suppressor. In the context of emotions or moods, it might be referred to as a downer or a mood depressant. In a more general sense, other synonyms for depressor might include something like a pressure point, a compression point, or a force inhibitor. Regardless of the specific synonym used, a depressor is always something that has a negative or inhibiting effect on something else.

What are the hypernyms for Depressor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Depressor?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Depressor

The anterior or muscular compartment contains the sterno-mastoid muscle and the depressor muscles of the hyoid bone.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition."
Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
As the depressor muscles of the hyoid are divided, there is interference with deglutition and phonation, but respiration is not affected.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition."
Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
We have discovered that the lancet is a powerful depressor of vitality, and that poisons derange, instead of producing, healthy action.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor"
George Dadd

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