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English definition of “depress”

depress

verb [T] (CAUSE SADNESS)    /dɪˈpres/
to cause someone to feel unhappy and without hope: This weather depresses me. [+ -ing verb] Doesn't it depress you listening to the news these days? [+ to infinitive] It depresses me to think that I'll probably still be doing exactly the same job in ten years' time.Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of depress verb (CAUSE SADNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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