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depression a state of deep sadness or hopelessness that can persist for months or years and is not necessarily triggered by any particular external events. [7 definitions]
Depression glass glassware mass-produced, molded, and usu. colored during the Depression of the 1930s, and now considered a collector's item.
depressive tending to depress. [3 definitions]
depressor a medical instrument used to depress a body part such as the tongue. [3 definitions]
deprivation the condition or state of not having something that one needs, esp. a thing that all or most people need, such as safety, affection, food, and shelter; privation. [3 definitions]
deprive to take a possession or attribute away from; divest of. [2 definitions]
deprived lacking or prevented from having that which is needed, especially such things as food, shelter, education, protection, and affection.
de profundis (Latin) out of the depths (used to express great sorrow or misery).
deprogram to convince of the error of recently acquired beliefs, esp. those of a religious cult, by coercive means such as kidnapping, deprivation of sleep, and long interrogation and argumentation.
dept. abbreviation of "department," a subdivision of a larger organization or system, such as a government or business.
depth the state of being deep. [8 definitions]
depth charge a device set to explode under water, used esp. against submarines.
depthless combined form of depth.
depth perception the ability to perceive spatial relationships such as the relative distance of objects from one another or from the observer.
depth psychology the psychological study of the unconscious mind.
deputation the act or process of choosing one or several people to act on behalf of another person, group, or other entity such as a government. [2 definitions]
depute to choose as a representative or representatives. [2 definitions]
deputize to authorize to act as an assistant or representative.
deputy someone authorized to be a substitute or assistant. [3 definitions]
deracinate to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; isolate; exile.
derail to cause to go off the tracks. [3 definitions]