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    depress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word depress

    Definition
    (verb) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    Example Sentence
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
    Definition
    (verb) lower (prices or markets)
    Example Sentence
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices
    Definition
    (verb) cause to drop or sink
    Synonyms : lower
    Example Sentence
    • The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir
    Definition
    (verb) press down
    Synonyms : press down
    Example Sentence
    • Depress the space key
    Definition
    (verb) lessen the activity or force of
    Example Sentence
    • The rising inflation depressed the economy
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