|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||to lower in spirits; make gloomy; deject|
|2.||to weaken or lower the force, vigour, or energy of|
|3.||to lower prices of (securities or a security market)|
|4.||to press or push down|
|5.||to lower the pitch of (a musical sound)|
|6.||obsolete to suppress or subjugate|
|[C14: from Old French depresser, from Latin dēprimere from |
|1.||low in spirits; downcast; despondent|
|2.||lower than the surrounding surface|
|3.||pressed down or flattened|
|4.||Also: distressed characterized by relative economic hardship, such as unemployment: a depressed area|
|5.||lowered in force, intensity, or amount|
|6.||(of plant parts) flattened as though pressed from above|
|7.||zoology flattened from top to bottom: the depressed bill of the spoonbill|
depress de·press (dĭ-prěs')
To lower in spirits; deject.
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
To press down.
To lessen the activity or force of something.
depressed de·pressed (dĭ-prěst')
Lower in amount, degree, or position.
Sunk below the surrounding area.
Flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces.
Low in spirits; dejected.
Suffering from psychological depression.