depressed area

  1. a region where unemployment and a low standard of living prevail.

Origin of depressed area

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby depressed area Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use depressed area in a sentence

  • In the depressed area beneath the archway, surface water had failed to run off.

  • The circular depressed area was doubtless used as an Estufa, the place of religious meetings for men alone.

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