American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Low in spirits; dejected.
- adj. Suffering from psychological depression.
- adj. Sunk below the surrounding region: the depressed center of a crater.
- adj. Lower in amount, degree, or position: Oil reserves were at depressed levels because of increasing industrial demands.
- adj. Sluggish in growth or activity: a depressed sector of the economy.
- adj. Suffering from social and economic hardship: a depressed region.
- adj. Botany Flattened downward, as if pressed from above.
- adj. Zoology Flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pressed down; lowered; put on a level with or below the surface: as, a depressed railroad. Specifically
- In anatomy and zoology, pressed downward, or flattened from above, and therefore broader than high: as, a depressed fish—for example, the skate; the depressed bill of a bird, as that of the swallow: opposed to compressed.
- In botany, flattened vertically; sunk below the surrounding margin: as, a depressed plant (one whose growth, is lateral rather than upward).
- In heraldry, surmounted or debruised. See debruised.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of depress.
- adj. unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
- adj. Suffering from clinical depression.
- adj. Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.
- adj. Concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border.
- adj. Lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies.
- adj. lower than previously
- adj. filled with melancholy and despondency
- adj. flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
“My father and I would tell each other and anyone who asked about her that she was still grieving or having a hard time or not feeling well today, but we never used the word depressed.”
“The word "depressed" doesn't really mean anything.”
“There is a medical report which describes a single injury to Benazir Bhutto what they call a depressed open fracture just above her right ear.”
“The Charlotte Community Association says the marina project would be a good fix for what it calls a depressed area for housing and business development.”
“But the recovery has yet to reach the housing sector, where prices remain depressed and foreclosures are on the rise.”
“It saddens me that so many people are apathetic to politics, but what makes me all out depressed is most of the few people who do care are so ideologically blinkered that they are incapable of actually processing information or arguments.”
“Economists have long worried that millions of people who have lost jobs in depressed areas like construction don't qualify for work in growing sectors like health care.”
“And sales at restaurants open at least a year remain depressed, falling 3.4% in the latest quarter from the year-earlier period.”
“Capital inflows are unlikely to return to pre-crisis levels, and domestic demand is likely to remain depressed," the Fund said.”
“Statistically, even a modest increase in depressed median prices can look impressive.”
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