- depressed area,
- depressed skull fracture,
- depression glass
Origin of depressed
verb (used with object)
Origin of depress
Examples from the Web for depressed
The young people in Girls are miserable, peevish, depressed, hate their bodies, themselves, their life, and each other.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham|P. J. O’Rourke|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But his recent Twitter feed, filled with dozens of angry and depressed rants, showed Fryberg was distressed.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was so depressed by it and so lost, it completely sucked all the joy out of playing music for me.
She reached around my hip and flipped up the depressed red button on my individual alarm.
Duerson had apparently suffered several concussions, and in his later years, he was often angry and depressed.
"I wish I could agree with you," replied Fandor in a depressed tone.Messengers of Evil|Pierre Souvestre
Perhaps I'm depressed too, because to-day has been a succession of petty squabbles, and I hate squabbling.The Bacillus of Beauty|Harriet Stark
A depressed fragment of bone in fracture of the skull has a similar effect.Inventors at Work|George Iles
After that she could be irritated but she could not be depressed by Aunt Bessie's simoom of questioning.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
The top, of the same copper as the sides and bottom, is depressed conically.
Word Origin for depress
early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.