depressed

adjective de·pressed

Definition of depressed

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

  2. 2a :  vertically flattened a depressed cactusb :  having the central part lower than the marginc :  lying flat or prostrated :  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 English Language Learners

depressed

adjective de·pressed

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

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 pustuleb:  dorsoventrally flattened the tapeworm is a depressed animal—R. A. Wardle & J. A. McLeod



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