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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·press /dɪˈprɛs, di-/
 (vt.)使沮喪,使消沈;壓下,壓低;使蕭條,使衰落

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·press /dɪˈprɛs/ 及物動詞
 壓製,使沮喪

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·press v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depressed p. pr. & vb. n. Depressing.]
 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.”
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·press, a.  Having the middle lower than the border; concave. [Obs.]
    If the seal be depress or hollow.   --Hammond.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 depress
      v 1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
           depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
           demoralizes her" [syn: deject, cast down, get down,
            dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant:
            elate]
      2: lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas
         prices"
      3: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the
         water level in the reservoir" [syn: lower]
      4: press down; "Depress the space key" [syn: press down]
      5: lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation
         depressed the economy"