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Adjective: depressed  di'prest
  1. Lower than previously
    "the market is depressed";
    - down
     
  2. (biology) flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
     
  3. Filled with melancholy and despondency
    "depressed by the loss of his job";
    - gloomy, grim, blue, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
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"

See also: dejected, low, thin

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

Antonym: elate

Encyclopedia: Depressed

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