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English definition of “depress”

depress

verb [T]  /dɪˈpres/ us  

depress verb [T] (CAUSE UNHAPPINESS)

to cause a person to feel unhappy and without hope: Bad weather depresses a lot of people. It depresses me to think about it.

depress verb [T] (REDUCE)

to reduce the value of something, esp. money, or to reduce the amount of activity in something such as a business operation: A surplus of corn depressed grain prices.

depress verb [T] (PRESS DOWN)

to press down on something: His finger depressed the stop button.
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