Definitions for depress

Definitions for (verb) depress

Main entry: depress

Definition: lessen the activity or force of

Usage: The rising inflation depressed the economy

Main entry: depress, press down

Definition: press down

Usage: Depress the space key

Main entry: depress, lower

Definition: cause to drop or sink

Usage: The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir

Main entry: cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress

Definition: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Usage: These news depressed her; The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

Main entry: depress

Definition: lower (prices or markets)

Usage: The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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