Definition of depressive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈpresɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpresɪv//
Describing strange traits
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connected with the medical condition of depression depressive illness See related entries: Describing strange traits Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French dépressif, -ive or medieval Latin depressivus, from depress- ‘pressed down’, from the verb deprimere ‘press down’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: depressive