Definition of depress verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    depress

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈprɛs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depress
     
    he / she / it depresses
     
    past simple depressed
     
    -ing form depressing
     
     
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  1. 1 to make someone sad and without enthusiasm or hope depress somebody Wet weather always depresses me. it depresses somebody to do something It depresses me to see so many teenagers smoking.
  2. 2depress something to make trade, business, etc. less active The recession has depressed the housing market.
  3. 3depress something to make the value of prices or wages lower to depress wages/prices
  4. 4 depress something (formal) to press or push something down, especially part of a machine to depress the gas pedal (= when driving).
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