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depressed

[dih-prest] /dɪˈprɛst/
adjective
1.
sad and gloomy; dejected; downcast.
2.
pressed down, or situated lower than the general surface.
3.
lowered in force, amount, etc.
4.
undergoing economic hardship, especially poverty and unemployment.
5.
being or measured below the standard or norm.
6.
Botany, Zoology. flattened down; greater in width than in height.
7.
Psychiatry. suffering from depression.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see depress, -ed2
Related forms
nondepressed, adjective
quasi-depressed, adjective
subdepressed, adjective
undepressed, adjective
Synonyms
1. saddened, morose, despondent, miserable; blue; morbid.
Antonyms
1. happy.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-depressed

depressed

/dɪˈprɛst/
adjective
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
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quasi-depressed in Medicine

depressed de·pressed (dĭ-prěst')
adj.

  1. Lower in amount, degree, or position.

  2. Sunk below the surrounding area.

  3. Flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces.

  4. Low in spirits; dejected.

  5. Suffering from psychological depression.

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