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depressive

adjective de·pres·sive \ di-ˈpre-siv , dē- \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of depressive

1 : tending to depress
2 : of, relating to, marked by, or affected by psychological depression
  • depressive symptoms
  • a depressive patient

depressively

adverb

Examples of depressive in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of depressive

1620


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depressive

noun

Definition of depressive

: one who is affected with or prone to psychological depression

Recent Examples of depressive from the Web

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First Known Use of depressive

1937


DEPRESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

depressive

adjective

Definition of depressive for English Language Learners

  • medical : of or relating to the medical condition of depression


Medical Dictionary

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depressive

adjective de·pres·sive \ di-ˈpres-iv \

medical Definition of depressive

1 : tending to depress
2 : of, relating to, marked by, or affected by psychological depression
  • the patient was paranoid and depressive
  • depressive symptoms

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depressive

noun

medical Definition of depressive

: one who is affected with or prone to psychological depression


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