depressed


depressed
[[t]dɪpre̱st[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you are depressed, you are sad and feel that you cannot enjoy anything, because your situation is so difficult and unpleasant.

He seemed somewhat depressed...

She's been very depressed and upset about this whole situation.

Syn:
2) ADJ-GRADED A depressed place or industry does not have enough business or employment to be successful.

Many states already have Enterprise Zones and legislation that encourage investment in depressed areas...

The construction industry is no longer as depressed as it was.

Syn:
Ant:
thriving
3) ADJ-GRADED A depressed point on a surface is lower than the parts around it.

Acupressure is manual pressure applied to a specific slightly depressed point on the body.


English dictionary. 2008.

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