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depressive

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

depressive

adjective uk   /dɪˈpres.ɪv/ us  
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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