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  1. [noun] a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

  2. [noun] a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    Synonyms: slump, economic crisis

  3. [noun] a sunken or depressed geological formation
    Synonyms: natural

  4. [noun] sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

  5. [noun] a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
    Synonyms: Depression, the Depression, the Great Depression

  6. [noun] an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
    Synonyms: low, low pressure

  7. [noun] a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
    Synonyms: depressive disorder, clinical

  8. [noun] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
    Synonyms: impression, imprint

  9. [noun] angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

  10. [noun] pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"


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