Definition of depressed
2a : vertically flattened a depressed cactusb : having the central part lower than the marginc : lying flat or prostrated : dorsoventrally flattened
3 : suffering from economic depression; especially : underprivileged
4 : being below the standard
Examples of depressed in a Sentence
The rainy weather had her feeling lonely and depressed.
He was depressed about having to return to school.
The new drug is being tested on a group of severely depressed patients.
living in a depressed area
The patient has a somewhat depressed appetite.
Prices have remained at a depressed level.
Recent Examples of depressed from the Web
Hamilton Southeastern has found more than 37 percent of its students in grades 5-12 feel sad or depressed, Melloh said.
Depressed labor force participation has often been blamed on the continuing fallout of the Great Recession in 2008, with its long tail of reduced opportunity and low wages.
With bad ocean conditions this year, salmon returns are depressed again and fishing seasons are shortened.
As the ugly tweeting intensified, Bracey Sherman grew anxious and depressed.
For people with Alzheimer’s disease, these regions tend to have depressed glucose metabolism.
Nearly one in three doctors is clinically depressed.
Yet Jordan still felt depressed and suicidal at times.
Both appear to be major contributing factors to an uptick in depressed individuals when the sky turns colder and darker.
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First Known Use of depressed
DEPRESSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of depressed for English Language Learners
: 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
DEPRESSED Defined for Kids
Definition of depressed for Students
1 : sad 1
2 : suffering from bad economic times a depressed city
Medical Definition of depressed
1: low in spirits; specifically : affected by psychological depression a severely depressed patient
2a: having the central part lower than the margin a depressed pustuleb: dorsoventrally flattened the tapeworm is a depressed animal—R. A. Wardle & J. A. McLeod
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