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English definition of “depress”


verb [T] (REDUCE)    /dɪˈpres/
to reduce the value of something, especially money: A surplus of corn has helped depress the grain market/grain prices. The rise in the value of the dollar has depressed the company's earnings/profits this year.Value and price decreasesEconomics and the state of the economy to reduce the amount of activity in something, especially a business operation: High interest rates are continuing to depress the economy.Economics and the state of the economyBusiness and commerce - general words to lower the level or amount of something: This drug helps depress high hormone levels.Raising and lowering
(Definition of depress verb (REDUCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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