Translation of depress in Spanish:

depress

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpres/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (sadden) deprimir, abatir rainy days depress me los días lluviosos me deprimen
  • 2 (press down) [formal] [handle/lever] bajar; [button] pulsar [formal], apretar*
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    • When the grip safety is depressed the rod is pushed up and lifts the firing pin block located in the slide.
    • Your thumb will depress the magazine release lever as you grasp the magazine.
    • It must also be in the proper position to depress the plunger on the deadlocking latch.
  • 3 [Economics/Economía] [market] deprimir; [prices/wages] reducir*, hacer* bajar
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    • But they also are aware that large tax increases at this time of economic stagnation and rising unemployment would depress economic activity even further.
    • These actions further depress economic activity, prices, corporate cash flows and the ability of borrowers to service debts.
    • Inflationary policies conducted for long periods of time not only foster the growth of government but also depress economic activity.
  • 4 [Physiology/Fisiología] tener* un efecto depresivo sobre
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    • At first it depressed me that people gauged their popularity by how many texts they received, but on further reflection I realised that it's nothing new.
    • That was completely demoralising, it shattered my confidence, and I was depressed for a year.
    • It just depresses me that so many people waste so much time bleating inanely and helplessly when there are lives to go out and live.

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