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di pres

  • v  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    These news depressed her
  • v  lower (prices or markets)
    The glut of oil depressed gas prices
  • v  cause to drop or sink
    The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir
  • v  press down
  • v  lessen the activity or force of
    The rising inflation depressed the economy

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

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger in
    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...
  • Jan McLucas in The Australian
    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... Dominique Strauss-Kahn domain-B Mar 10, 2009 26633 35428 depressant Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Jan McLucas said the Government would be very concerned if anti-depressant medications were being inappropriately prescribed and dispensed, particularly to children".

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