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Definition of depress:

  1. Having the middle lower than the border; concave.
  2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
  3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
  4. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.
  5. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
  6. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
  7. To reduce ( an equation) in a lower degree.


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