depressive


1de·pres·sive

adjective \di-ˈpre-siv, dē-\

medical : of or relating to the medical condition of depression

Full Definition of DEPRESSIVE

1
:  tending to depress
2
:  of, relating to, marked by, or affected by psychological depression <depressive symptoms> <a depressive patient>
de·pres·sive·ly adverb

Examples of DEPRESSIVE

  1. <the depressive air of a dingy barroom where locals went to drown their sorrows>

First Known Use of DEPRESSIVE

1620

2depressive

noun

Definition of DEPRESSIVE

:  one who is affected with or prone to psychological depression

First Known Use of DEPRESSIVE

1937

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