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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depress  \De*press"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depressed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Depressing}.]  [L.  depressus  p.  p.  of  deprimere  de- 
  +  premere  to  press.  See  {Press}.] 
  1.  To  press  down  to  cause  to  sink;  to  let  fall;  to  lower; 
  as  to  depress  the  muzzle  of  a  gun;  to  depress  the  eyes. 
  ``With  lips  depressed.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  bring  down  or  humble;  to  abase,  as  pride. 
 
  3.  To  cast  a  gloom  upon  to  sadden;  as  his  spirits  were 
  depressed. 
 
  4.  To  lessen  the  activity  of  to  make  dull;  embarrass,  as 
  trade  commerce,  etc 
 
  5.  To  lessen  in  price;  to  cause  to  decline  in  value;  to 
  cheapen;  to  depreciate. 
 
  6.  (Math.)  To  reduce  (an  equation)  in  a  lower  degree. 
 
  {To  depress  the  pole}  (Naut.),  to  cause  the  sidereal  pole  to 
  appear  lower  or  nearer  the  horizon,  as  by  sailing  toward 
  the  equator. 
 
  Syn:  To  sink;  lower;  abase;  cast  down  deject;  humble; 
  degrade;  dispirit;  discourage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depressing 
  adj  1:  causing  dejection;  "a  blue  day";  "the  dark  days  of  the  war"; 
  "a  week  of  rainy  depressing  weather";  "a  disconsolate 
  winter  landscape";  "the  first  dismal  dispiriting  days 
  of  November";  "a  dark  gloomy  day";  "grim  rainy 
  weather"  [syn:  {blue},  {dark},  {disconsolate},  {dismal}, 
  {dispiriting},  {gloomy},  {grim}] 
  2:  causing  or  suggestive  of  sorrow  or  gloom;  "a  gloomy 
  outlook";  "gloomy  news"  [syn:  {depressive},  {gloomy},  {saddening}] 




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