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noun [C] uk   us   /dɪˈpres.ɪv/
a person who often suffers from depression


adjective uk   us   /dɪˈpres.ɪv/
suffering from or relating to depression: a depressive personality a depressive disorder/illness
Translations of “depressive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抑鬱寡歡的人, 抑鬱症病人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抑郁寡欢的人, 抑郁症患者…
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