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depress

de·press

depress

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pres
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part of speech: verb
inflections: depressed, depresses, depressing
definition 1: to cause to be sad.
His failure depressed him.
antonyms:
amuse
definition 2: to push in or down.
If you depress that button, the machine will start.
synonyms:
press, punch, push
antonyms:
lift
similar words:
lower, poke
derivations: depressible (adj.), depressing (adj.), depressingly (adv.)
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  • depressed:
    feeling unhappy.
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