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


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·pressed a.
 1. Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.
 2. Bot. (a) Concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border. (b) Lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.
 3. Zool. Having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices
             are down" [syn: down(p)]
      2: flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened
         along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
      3: low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city";
         "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and
         resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his
         defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: blue,
          dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down
         in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
      4: having the central portion lower than the margin; "a
         depressed pustule" [syn: indented]