depress
Pronunciation
  • (America, British) IPA: /dɪˈpɹɛs/
Verb

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.
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