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noun depression pronunciation in American English /dɪˈpreʃ(ə)n/ 
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singulardepression
pluraldepressions
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of being extremely unhappy

    Many children show signs of anxiety and depression after a divorce in the family.

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    1. a.
      a medical condition in which a person is so unhappy that they cannot live a normal life
      suffer from depression:

      She suffered a lot from depression after the death of her husband.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] economics a period of time when there is a lot of unemployment and poverty because there is very little economic activity

    periods of economic depression

    The country is sliding into a depression.

  3. 4
    [countable] science an area on a surface that is lower than the parts around it
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