Translation of "depress" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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depressverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈpres/ us /dɪˈpres/

depress verb [ T ] (CAUSE SADNESS)

to cause someone to feel unhappy and without hope

This weather depresses me. 這種天氣讓我感到心情憂鬱。
[ + -ing verb ] Doesn't it depress you listening to the news these days? 最近的新聞不令你感到沮喪嗎?
[ + to infinitive ] It depresses me to think that I'll probably still be doing exactly the same job in ten years' time. 想到十年後很可能還在做同樣的工作,我就感到非常沮喪。

depress verb [ T ] (REDUCE)

to reduce the value of something, especially money

A surplus of corn has helped depress the grain market/grain prices. 玉米過剩促使糧食價格下降。
The rise in the value of the dollar has depressed the company's earnings/profits this year. 今年美元升值導致該公司營業額/利潤降低。

to reduce the amount of activity in something, especially a business operation

High interest rates are continuing to depress the economy. 高利率使經濟持續蕭條。

to lower the level or amount of something

This drug helps depress high hormone levels. 這種藥物有助於降低荷爾蒙水準。

depress verb [ T ] (PRESS DOWN)

formal to press down or lower

Slowly depress the accelerator/brake pedal. 慢慢踩下油門/刹車踏板。

(Translation of “depress” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)