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depressed

adjective
 
 
/dɪˈprest/
UNHAPPY B1 very unhappy, often for a long time: She has been feeling very depressed since her marriage broke up.Feeling sad and unhappy
ECONOMY A depressed country, area, or economy does not have enough jobs or business activity: an economically depressed areaEconomics and the state of the economy
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