Translation of "depress" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (REDUCE) 降低 uk us /dɪˈpres/

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。

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