- 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
- Depress the private sector and you depress the well-being of Americans.
- 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.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger in Bizjournals.com
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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Strauss-Kahn&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGXv2LnyGDzqf_us8S9qjBWwHYyJw domain-B http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.domain-b.com/organisation/imf/20090310_global_economy_shrinking.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHWA9fvCVeBw1j899ZwFH17XzzTxg 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".