Charlotte Fryett came from a broken home in a depressed inner-city quarter of southeast London.
Heartsick, depressed, agonizingly lonely, she would disappear for days behind her locked bedroom doors.
Detectives also spoke to his wife, who told them that her husband was “extremely saddened and depressed” over the loss of his son.
early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.
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.
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.