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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)

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.

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."