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Adjective
Causing or resulting in a feeling of miserable dejection
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“That feeling of dejection could be very depressing for a child if he is not able to establish a relationship he wants.”
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Exerting influence in an oppressive manner
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Causing concern and distress
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Lacking in originality, variation, spirit or energy
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The act of physically lowering something
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Present participle for to make emotionally sad or depressed
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“Make a habit of rejecting those thoughts that depress you.”
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Present participle for to push steadily downward or against with some force
“If you're using a touchpad or trackball mouse, use your thumb to depress the button to the left of the pad or ball.”
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Present participle for to diminish the price, value or amount of
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“A rumor of pollution on the local beach is enough to depress the market value of all of the hotels in town.”
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Present participle for to inhibit or slow down
“It was prudent to maintain their footing with firmness, and to throw aside every weight having a tendency to depress their progress.”
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Present participle for to make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
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Present participle for to deprive of self-esteem, confidence, rank or status
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Present participle for to create a dimple or hollow in
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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Present participle for to decrease in sensitivity
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Present participle for to fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
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Present participle for to delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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Present participle for to undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution)
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Present participle for attack, terrorize
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Present participle for to strike (someone) so as to make them fall down
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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Present participle for to hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time
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