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  1. down·er
    IPA[ˈdounər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a depressant or tranquilizing drug, especially a barbiturate:

      during that week I was heavily doped on downers
    • 2. a dispiriting or depressing experience or factor:

      the thought of the danger his son was in put something of a downer on the situation
    • 3. a period of consistent failure:

      the Red Sox enter the season on a downer
    • 4. a cow or other animal that is sick or injured and cannot get to its feet unaided.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: downer, plural noun: downers

    • noun

      a depressant or tranquillizing drug, especially a barbiturate:

      a dispiriting or depressing experience or factor:

    • a village in northeastern Illinois, west of Chicago; population 49,250 (est. 2008).
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