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depressed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 curved inward
  • the depressed sections of the highway under the overpasses constantly get flooded during heavy rainstorms

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2 feeling unhappiness
  • I was depressed and didn't feel much like going to the party, but felt better afterwards

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3 kept from having the necessities of life or a healthful environment
  • a depressed class of people whose living conditions have not improved significantly despite targeted social programs

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depressed

verb
past tense of depress

Synonyms & Antonyms of depressed (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
  • construction workers depressed the roadbed in order to make way for an overpass

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4 to push steadily against with some force
  • depressed the lever to start the machine

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The first known use of depressed was in 1598

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“Depressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/depressed. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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