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Adjective
Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection
“That feeling of dejection could be very depressing for a child if he is not able to establish a relationship he wants.”
Adjective
Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer
“… the depressing atmosphere of the empty mall.”
Verb
Present participle for to make sad
“Thinking these dark thoughts doesn't depress me; in fact, I'm a happy person.”
Verb
Present participle for to diminish the price or value of
“A dearth of buyers has depressed prices.”
Verb
Present participle for to push steadily against with some force
“As the slide is pulled to the rear, depress the ejector at the right rear of the frame.”
Verb
Present participle for to press down
“Alcohol itself is a depressant, therefore combining it with a barbiturate can depress the nervous system to such an extent that it ceases functioning altogether.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
“… construction workers depressed the roadbed in order to make way for an overpass.”
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