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Verb: depress  di'pres
  1. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    "The news depressed her";
    - deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise [Brit]
  2. Lower (prices or markets)
    "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"
  3. Cause to drop or sink
    "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir";
    - lower
  4. Push down on briefly, usually with a finger
    "Depress the space key";
    - press down
  5. Lessen the activity or force of
    "The rising inflation depressed the economy"

Derived forms: depressing, depressed, depresses

Type of: alter, bring down, change, discourage, displace, frustrate, get down, let down, lower, modify, move, take down, weaken

Antonym: elate

Encyclopedia: Depress