1. Denoting or inducing immunosuppression. 2. SYN: immunosuppressant.

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im·mu·no·sup·pres·sive .im-yə-nō-sə-'pres-iv, im-.yü-nō- adj causing or characterized by immunosuppression <\immunosuppressive drugs>
immunosuppressive n IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT

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im·mu·no·sup·pres·sive (im″u-no-sə-presґiv) 1. pertaining to or inducing immunosuppression. 2. immunosuppressant.

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