Definitions of depress:
- verb: lessen the activity or force of
Example: "The rising inflation depressed the economy"
- verb: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
Example: "These news depressed her"
- verb: lower (prices or markets)
Example: "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"
- verb: press down
Example: "Depress the space key"
- verb: cause to drop or sink
Example: "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
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