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Meaning of “depressed” in the English Dictionary

"depressed" in British English

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depressedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈprest/
  • depressed adjective (SAD)

B1 unhappy and without ​hope: He ​seemed a ​bit depressed about his ​worksituation. She ​became deeply depressed when her ​husbanddied.

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  • depressed adjective (REDUCED)

C2 not having enough ​money, ​jobs, or ​businessactivity: In a depressed ​market, it's ​difficult to ​sellgoodsunless you ​loweryourprices. an ​economically depressed ​area
(Definition of depressed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"depressed" in American English

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depressedadjective

 /dɪˈprest/
  • depressed adjective (UNHAPPY)

feelingunhappy and without ​hope: He’s depressed about ​losing his ​job.
  • depressed adjective (HAVING NO MONEY)

showing a ​lack of ​money or ​businessactivity: This is an ​economically depressed ​area.
(Definition of depressed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"depressed" in Business English

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depressedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈprest/ ECONOMICS
used to describe a ​situation in which there is less ​manufacturing or ​businessactivity than usual, fewer ​jobs, etc.: The depressed ​state of the ​aerospacemarket made acquisitions difficult. Banks took ​action yesterday to ​try to ​boost the depressed ​economy.
below the ​amount or ​level that is usual: Anyone who did ​buy at the depressed 1987 prices has since been able to ​reaprichrewards as ​shares have ​hit new ​highs. Sales remained depressed as a ​result of ​consumers' reluctance to ​spend on ​homeimprovements.
(Definition of depressed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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