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  Definition of depression
  1. pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
  2. sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
  3. a sunken or depressed geological formation
  4. angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  5. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
  6. a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
  7. a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  8. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
  9. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
  10. a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
Similar Words: natural depression, impression, imprint, depressive disorder, clinical depression, slump, economic crisis, low, low pressure, Depression, the Depression, the Great Depression

 

Hyponyms: click, mouse click, demoralization, demoralisation, helplessness, despondency, despondence, heartsickness, disconsolateness, oppression, oppressiveness, dysphoria, basin, bed, bottom, crater, hole, hollow, lowland, sinkhole, sink, swallow hole, trench, deep, oceanic abyss, trough, valley, vale, dimple, groove, channel, dip, incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent, sag, droop, wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line, crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap, agitated depression, anaclitic depression, dysthymia, dysthymic depression, endogenous depression, exogenous depression, reactive depression, major depressive episode, neurotic depression, psychotic depression, retarded depression, melancholia, blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours, funk, blue funk, melancholy, slough of despond, low spirits, dejection, Great Depression

 

Part Meronyms: cyclone

 

Derivational Morphology: press down, depress, slump, fall off, sink

 

Anagrams: dispersion, prednisone

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: depressió   Croatian: depresija  
Dutch: depressie   Finnish: lama and masennus  
French: dépression   German: Depression  
Hebrew: דיכאון and שפל   Hungarian: hanyatlás and levertség  
Icelandic: þunglyndi and Kreppa   Italian: depressione  
Japanese: and 不況   Korean: 불경기  
Lithuanian: depresija   Polish: depresja  
Portuguese: depressão   Russian: депрессия  
Slovene: depresija   Spanish: depresión  
Turkish: depresyon   Ukrainian: депресія  
 
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