Definition of "depressed" []

  • Low in spirits; dejected. (adjective)
  • Suffering from psychological depression. (adjective)
  • Sunk below the surrounding region: the depressed center of a crater. (adjective)
  • Lower in amount, degree, or position: Oil reserves were at depressed levels because of increasing industrial demands. (adjective)
  • Sluggish in growth or activity: a depressed sector of the economy. (adjective)
  • Low in spirits; downcast; despondent (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lower than the surrounding surface (adjective)
  • Pressed down or flattened (adjective)
  • Characterized by relative economic hardship, such as unemployment (adjective)
  • Lowered in force, intensity, or amount (adjective)
  • (of plant parts) flattened as though pressed from above (adjective)
  • Flattened from top to bottom (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "depressed" in a sentence
  • "My father and I would tell each other and anyone who asked about her that she was still grieving or having a hard time or not feeling well today, but we never used the word depressed."
  • "The word "depressed" doesn't really mean anything."
  • "There is a medical report which describes a single injury to Benazir Bhutto what they call a depressed open fracture just above her right ear."