Definition of depress verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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depress

verb
dɪˈpres
 
; dɪˈpres
 
 
1 to make somebody sad and without enthusiasm or hopedepress somebody Wet weather always depresses me.it depresses somebody to do something It depresses me to see so many young girls smoking.2 depress something to make trade, business, etc. less activeThe recession has depressed the housing market.3 depress something to make the value of prices or wages lowerto depress wages/prices4 depress something (formal) to press or push something down, especially part of a machineto depress the clutch pedal (= when driving).
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