Meaning of “depressive” in the English Dictionary

"depressive" in British English

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depressivenoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈpres.ɪv/ us /dɪˈpres.ɪv/

a person who often suffers from depression

depressiveadjective

uk /dɪˈpres.ɪv/ us /dɪˈpres.ɪv/

suffering from or relating to depression:

a depressive personality
a depressive disorder/illness

(Definition of “depressive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)