Definition of depressed
2a : vertically flattened <a depressed cactus>b : 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.
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 pustule>b: dorsoventrally flattened <the tapeworm is a depressed animal—R. A. Wardle & J. A. McLeod>
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