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Depress meaning

depress - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
  2. 2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
  3. 3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
  4. 4. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
  5. 5. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.
  6. 6. To reduce ( an equation) in a lower degree.
  7. 7. Having the middle lower than the border; concave.
  8. 8. To press down; lower; cast down.

depress - examples of usage

  1. Superstition, and two mysterious incidents, even while she remained on the hill, if indeed they were more than superstition's coinage, helped to depress her.
  2. Will no one tell me why he sings Such doleful melancholy lays, Of withered summers, ruined springs, Of happier bygone days, And kindred topics, more or less Designed to harass or depress?
  3. I am afraid I must be peculiarly constituted, for the least thing is sufficient to raise or depress me.
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