Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Chinese (Simplified) translation of “depress”

See all translations

depress

verb [T] (REDUCE)
降低
 
 
/dɪˈpres/
to reduce the value of something, especially money
使贬值,使降价
A surplus of corn has helped depress the grain market/grain prices.
玉米过剩促使粮食价格降低。
The rise in the value of the dollar has depressed the company's earnings/profits this year.
今年美元升值导致该公司营业额/利润降低。
Value and price decreasesEconomics and the state of the economy
to reduce the amount of activity in something, especially a business operation
使萧条,使不景气
High interest rates are continuing to depress the economy.
高利率使经济持续萧条
Economics and the state of the economyBusiness and commerce - general words
to lower the level or amount of something
使降低,使减少
This drug helps depress high hormone levels.
这种药物有助于降低荷尔蒙水平。
Raising and lowering
(Definition of depress verb (REDUCE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “depress” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

Party Talk (The language of party chat)

by Kate Woodford,
December 23, 2014
​​​ With the party season in full swing (= at its busiest now), we consider the language of socializing (= enjoying yourself with other people). We’re looking especially at words and phrases which are used to describe the different ways that people behave at a party and the sort of conversations that party

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More