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verb [transitive] depress pronunciation in American English /dɪˈpres/
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present tense
present participledepressing
past tensedepressed
past participledepressed
  1. 1
    if something depresses you, it makes you feel unhappy and disappointed, and makes you want to stop trying to achieve things

    Losing my job depressed me even further.

    It depresses me to see all that time being wasted.

  2. 2
    formal to make something such as a price or value go down

    Increased production has depressed oil prices.


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