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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 listen ing 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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