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Definition of depressor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

depressor

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BrE BrE//dɪˈpresə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpresər//
 
 
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= tongue depressor Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the general sense ‘someone or something that depresses’): from Latin, from depress- ‘pressed down’, from the verb deprimere ‘press down’.
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