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depressed area

a region where unemployment and a low standard of living prevail.
Origin of depressed area
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Whenever possible, it should be located in a sump or depressed area.
  • If a tornado finds you in an area with no secure buildings nearby, seek a ditch or depressed area in the ground.
  • These enterprises are required to hire and train people from this economically depressed area.
  • Silt dikes and silt ditches trap silt in a depressed area to keep it from flowing onto private property.

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