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depressed

adjective de·pressed

Simple Definition of depressed

  • : feeling sad

  • : having a serious medical condition that causes a person to feel very sad, hopeless, and unimportant : suffering from mental depression

  • : having little economic activity and few jobs : suffering from economic depression

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of depressed

  1. 1 :  low in spirits :  sad; especially :  affected by psychological depression

  2. 2 a :  vertically flattened <a depressed cactus> b :  having the central part lower than the margin c :  lying flat or prostrate d :  dorsoventrally flattened

  3. 3 :  suffering from economic depression; especially :  underprivileged

  4. 4 :  being below the standard

Examples of depressed in a sentence

  1. The rainy weather had her feeling lonely and depressed.

  2. He was depressed about having to return to school.

  3. The new drug is being tested on a group of severely depressed patients.

  4. living in a depressed area

  5. The patient has a somewhat depressed appetite.

  6. Prices have remained at a depressed level.



1598

First Known Use of depressed

1598


DEPRESSED Defined for Kids

depressed

adjective de·pressed \di-ˈprest\

Definition of depressed for Students

  1. 1 :  sad 1

  2. 2 :  suffering from bad economic times <a depressed city>




Medical Dictionary

depressed

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adjective de·pressed \di-ˈprest\

Medical Definition of depressed

  1. 1:  low in spirits; specifically :  affected by psychological depression <a severely depressed patient>

  2. 2a:  having the central part lower than the margin <a depressed pustule>b:  dorsoventrally flattened <the tapeworm is a depressed animal—R. A. Wardle & J. A. McLeod>





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