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adjective depressed pronunciation in American 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. 2
    [usually before noun] economics a depressed area, industry, or economy does not have enough business, employment, or money
  3. 3
    [usually before noun] a depressed level, amount, or price is lower than usual

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