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adjective depressed pronunciation in British English /dɪˈprest/

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  1. 1
    [not usually before noun] if you are depressed, you feel very unhappy because of a difficult or unpleasant situation that you feel you cannot change
    depressed about: He was very depressed about losing his job.
    depressed by: We were very depressed by the poor response from parents.
    feel depressed: I began to feel more and more depressed.
    1. a.
      suffering from a medical condition in which you feel so unhappy that you cannot live a normal life
      clinically depressed: After she lost the baby, Ella became clinically depressed.
  2. 3
    [usually before noun] a depressed level, amount, or price is lower than usual


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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