Definition of depressed in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈprest/


1(Of a person) in a state of general unhappiness or despondency.
Example sentences
  • I mean, to say they were depressed or despondent is too light.
  • He was depressed, despondent, and in total despair.
  • Among the most unhappy and depressed people in the region are the supporters of the official opposition in the province.
1.1(Of a person) suffering from clinical depression.
Example sentences
  • A cautionary note is indicated about the generalization of these data to the clinical management of depressed patients.
  • Several applications of this self - schema model to a clinical context with depressed individuals are then highlighted.
  • The study found the antidepressant effect of BT to be robust among psychotic depressed and elderly depressed patients.
1.2(Of a place or economic activity) suffering the damaging effects of a lack of demand or employment: depressed urban areas
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  • This will mean that the buoyant region maintains full employment whereas the depressed region exhibits a local labour demand shortfall.
  • This depressed economic activity hurt employment figures and affected demand for housing, he said.
  • He attributes deflation to an increase in money demand caused by expectations of further deflation and perhaps depressed economic activity.
weak, enervated, devitalized, impaired;
poverty-stricken, poor, disadvantaged, underprivileged, deprived, needy, distressed;
run-down, slummy
1.3(Of an object or part of an object) in a physically lower position, having been pushed or forced down: a depressed fracture of the skull
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  • When the lever is depressed against the handlebars by the pressure of the three fingers, the forefinger is not engaged by the depressed lever, and thus control of the vehicle is improved.
  • The depressed lever then depresses the valve opening member.
  • The lamps screw onto the stands with a sprung depressed lever making them very secure and quick and easy to setup and pack away.

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Syllabification: de·pressed

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