depress depress  /dɪ ˈprɛs/


  1. (v) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
  2. (v) lower (prices or markets)
  3. (v) cause to drop or sink
  4. (v) press down
  5. (v) lessen the activity or force of


  1. Depress the private sector and you depress the well-being of Americans.
  2. One Israeli analyst frets that Surat's bustling workshops are flooding retail stores with diamonds, which could depress prices for years to come.
  3. Both measures are likely to depress the price of carbon over the life of the bill.



  1. "China is a trade cheat," Gerard said in a conference call with reporters. "They undermine the market, depress prices and destroy jobs."
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Leo W Gerard Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Foreclosures not only devastate families they hurt neighborhoods and depress our economy and our budget," Schwarzenegger said in a prepared statement. "So, I am proud to announce today that we are giving Californians one more tool to help...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source:

  3. "Even though the crisis has been slow in reaching Africa's shores, we all know that it is coming-and its impact will be severe. This 'third wave' of the crisis, which is hitting low-income countries, will depress economic growth, put budgets under...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Source: domain-B

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