Meaning of downer

down•er

Pronunciation: (dou'nur), [key]
— n.
    1. a depressant or sedative drug, esp. a barbiturate.
    2. a depressing experience, person, or situation.
  1. an old or diseased animal, esp. one that cannot stand up.
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