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
The decline of the dairy business in Frederick reflects a brutal economic climate that combines depressed milk prices with rising operating expenses — a mix that has eroded profits and pushed more farmers into financial turmoil.
With Venezuela relying on oil revenue for 95 percent of its foreign-currency earnings, and crude prices depressed, President Nicolas Maduro faced a choice: maintain steady imports of food or continue making payments on overseas notes.
William Powers reflected: The resolution of the Deep Throat mystery didn’t clear up much of anything for the media, or even lift the spirits of this depressed profession.
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank wasted no time at the company's annual shareholder meeting Wednesday before addressing its depressed stock price.
A recent study Bensinger, DuPont & Associates shows one in five millennial workers reported being depressed compared to just 16 percent each for baby boomers and Generation Xers.
Not everyone who is depressed has suicidal thoughts, but pretty much everyone who has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide has a history of depression.
But is Al Gore himself despondent or depressed about it all?
With Liking Myself the focus is on how the child can handle themselves when feeling depressed, upset or overwhelmed.
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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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