serving to depress; inducing a state of depression:
verb (used with object)
to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit.
to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; make dull.
to lower in amount or value.
to put into a lower position:
to depress the muzzle of a gun.
to press down.
Music. to lower in pitch.
causing a feeling of dejection or low spirits
to lower in spirits; make gloomy; deject
to weaken or lower the force, vigour, or energy of
to lower prices of (securities or a security market)
to press or push down
to lower the pitch of (a musical sound)
(obsolete) to suppress or subjugate
depress de·press (dĭ-prěs’)
To lower in spirits; deject.
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
To press down.
To lessen the activity or force of something.
adjective 1. tending to depress. 2. characterized by depression, especially mental depression. noun 3. a person suffering from a depressive illness. adjective 1. tending to depress; causing depression 2. (psychol) tending to be subject to periods of depression See also manic-depressive depressive de·pres·sive (dĭ-prěs’ĭv) adj. Tending to depress or lower. Depressing; gloomy. Of or relating […]
adjective 1. marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood. adjective 1. lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etc: deprived inner-city areas
verb (used with object), deputed, deputing. 1. to appoint as one’s substitute, representative, or agent. 2. to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy. verb (transitive) (dɪˈpjuːt) 1. to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative 2. to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate noun (ˈdɛpjuːt) 3. (Scot) a deputy […]
verb (used with object), deputized, deputizing. 1. to appoint as deputy. verb (used without object), deputized, deputizing. 2. to act as a deputy; substitute. verb 1. to appoint or act as deputy
preposition 1. beneath and covered by: under a table; under a tree. 2. below the surface of: under water; under the skin. 3. at a point or position lower or further down than: He was hit just under his eye. 4. in the position or state of bearing, supporting, sustaining, enduring, etc.: to sink under […]