[ US /dɪˈpɹɛs/ ]
[ UK /dɪpɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. lower (prices or markets)
    The glut of oil depressed gas prices
  2. lessen the activity or force of
    The rising inflation depressed the economy
  3. cause to drop or sink
    The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir
  4. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
    These news depressed her
  5. press down
    Depress the space key
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How To Use depress In A Sentence

  • He slowly depressed the plunger and once the syringe was empty, withdrew the needle and stepped back.
  • If you interview a lot of conservative Democrats, even in states like Texas, you know, New Mexico, they are very concerned that Hillary Clinton on the top of the ticket would really kind of depress voter turnout and ultimately affect a lot of down ballot races. CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008
  • When I looked at the chart a second time, I saw that there was a lot Michael had left out of his personal history; specifically, IVDU—intravenous drug use—dating back ten years, and a major depression that had led to a psychiatric hospitalization and ECT, electroconvulsive therapy. After the Diagnosis
  • Letters from my family are sort of depressing, though sometimes my cousins write a few words that makes me laugh.
  • I was a bit depressed by our apparent lack of progress.
  • Dylan seemed exhausted, self-preoccupied, and morbidly depressed. Touched with Fire
  • The pictures show squares within squares - the water-holding depressions that in ancient times made the gardens fruitful.
  • The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.
  • It is pertinent to destigmatize depression, so those suffering from it could seek medical help.
  • This is the northernmost and wettest of the central Asian depressions, remnants of a Tertiary era inland sea, with relict glaciers, glacier lakes and a wide variety of rock types, the result of a long series of successive eras of deposition and orogeny. Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia
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