/ dI5pres; dI`prZs/ v [Tn]
make (sb) sad and without enthusiasm 使(某人)忧愁, 消沉, 沮丧: Wet weather always depresses me. 我在阴雨天总是心灰意懒.
press, push or pull (sth) down 将(某物)压下, 推下, 拉下: depress a lever, a piano key, a button, etc 压杠杆﹑ 按钢琴键﹑ 按钮.
make (esp trade) less active 使(尤指贸易)不活跃, 不景气, 萧条: depress a market 使市场萧条 * depress sales 使销售额下降 * A rise in oil prices depresses the car market. 油价上涨导致汽车市场不景气.
> depressant / -Ent; -nt/ n, adj (substance) that reduces mental or physical activity 抑制(脑力或体力活动)的(药物): a depressant drug 抑制药.
depressed adj sad and without enthusiasm 忧愁的; 消沉的; 沮丧的: depressed about the election results 因选举结果而垂头丧气.
depressing adj making one feel depressed 令人忧愁的; 使人沮丧的: a depressing sight, prospect, film 令人沮丧的景象﹑ 前景﹑ 影片. depressingly adv: The crime rate is depressingly high. 犯罪率太高, 令人忧心忡忡.
# ,depressed `area part of a country where there is little economic activity (resulting in poverty and unemployment) (一国的)经济萧条地区.