• (America, British) IPA: /dɪˈpɹɛs/

depress (depresses, present participle depressing; past and past participle depressed)

  1. To press down.
    Depress the upper lever to start the machine.
  2. To make depressed, sad or bored.
    Winter depresses me.
  3. To cause a depression or a decrease in parts of the economy.
    Lower productivity will eventually depress wages.
  4. To bring down or humble; to abase (pride, etc.).
  5. (math) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary