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depression (Depression)


Noun

  • a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  • a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
  • a sunken or depressed geological formation
  • sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
  • a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
  • an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
  • a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
  • a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
  • angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  • pushing down

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