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English definition of “clinical depression”

clinical depression

noun [U] uk   us  
a mental illness that causes feelings of sadness and loss of hope, changes in sleeping and eating habits, loss of interest in your usual activities, and pains that have no physical explanationMental and psychiatric disorders
clinically depressed
adjective uk   us  
Mental and psychiatric disorders
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