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noun depression pronunciation in British English /dɪˈpreʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of being extremely unhappy
    Some children show signs of anxiety and depression at exam time.
    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.


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