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Depression meaning

depression - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of depressing.
  2. 2. The state of being depressed; a sinking.
  3. 3. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
  4. 4. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
  5. 5. Dejection; despondency; lowness.
  6. 6. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
  7. 7. The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.
  8. 8. A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.
  9. 9. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; - said of equations.
  10. 10. Act of depressing; lowness; hollow; dejection.
  11. 11. Depressive.

depression - examples of usage

  1. In the depression was a clear pool surrounded by great rocks and tall trees. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He had not recovered in the least from that depression. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The depression communicated itself to Katharine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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