depressed Definition

  • 1feeling sad and without energy or enthusiasm
  • 2suffering from clinical depression
  • 3reduced in amount, quality, or strength

Using depressed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "depressed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has been feeling depressed since her dog died.

  • Example

    He was diagnosed with clinical depression and started taking medication.

  • Example

    The company's profits have been depressed due to the pandemic.

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Phrases with depressed

  • a region that is economically disadvantaged and has high unemployment rates


    The government is investing in infrastructure projects to revitalize depressed areas.

  • depressed fracture

    a type of bone fracture where the broken bone is pressed inward, causing damage to surrounding tissues and organs


    The patient suffered a depressed skull fracture after falling off his bike.

  • a state of mind characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest or pleasure in activities


    She has been experiencing a depressed mood for several weeks.


Summary: depressed in Brief

The term 'depressed' [dɪˈprɛst] refers to a state of sadness, lack of energy, and reduced enthusiasm. It can also describe a clinical condition of depression. Additionally, it can refer to a reduction in amount, quality, or strength. Examples include 'She has been feeling depressed since her dog died.' and 'The company's profits have been depressed due to the pandemic.' Phrases include 'depressed area,' 'depressed fracture,' and 'depressed mood.'

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