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  1. simple past tense and past participle of depress


depressed (comparative more depressed, superlative most depressed)

  1. Unhappy; despondent.
    • 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories[1], Project Gutenberg, published 9 September 2004, →ISBN, page 71:
      The mother, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who at one time had been handsome, but now, asthmatic, depressed, vague, and over-feeble for her years, tried to entertain me with conversation about painting. Having heard from her daughter that I might come to Shelkovka, she had hurriedly recalled two or three of my landscapes which she had seen in exhibitions in Moscow, and now asked what I meant to express by them.
    1. Suffering from clinical depression.
  2. Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.
  3. (mathematics) Reduced to a lower degree or form.
    The cubic function x3 + cx + d = 0, where one of the terms has a coefficient of zero, is a depressed cubic.



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