What is another word for downers?

Pronunciation: [dˈa͡ʊnəz] (IPA)

Downers are a commonly used slang term for depressants or tranquilizers, which are drugs that slow down the central nervous system. Some synonyms for this term include sedatives, calmatives, relaxants, and tranquilizers. Other words that can be used to describe these drugs include depressants, anxiolytics, sleep aids, and anti-anxiety medications. While these substances can be helpful in treating medical conditions such as anxiety and insomnia, they can also be highly addictive and potentially dangerous if misused. It is important to always use prescription medications as directed by a healthcare professional and to avoid using them for non-medical purposes.

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What are the hypernyms for Downers?

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

Usage examples for Downers

It felt like talking to a marshmallow on downers.
"Life Blood"
Thomas Hoover

Famous quotes with Downers

  • I loved downers, almost any kind. Loved the colors of them. Loved them yellow... I did. I would just have a bouquet in my hands at night.
    Rosemary Clooney
  • This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.
    Roma Downey
  • I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
    Corey Haim
  • There's a big difference between somebody who does acid on weekends and somebody who takes downers every day.
    Tommy Rettig
  • I have known a lot of people to go down and out — they kill themselves with alcohol or downers. But I've never known anybody to go up and out.
    Ken Kesey

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