|Origin:||depresser, from Latin premere 'to press'|
to make someone feel very unhappy:
The thought of taking the exam again depressed him.
It depresses me that nobody seems to care.
to prevent an economy from being as active and successful as it usually is:
Several factors combined to depress the American economy.
to press something down, especially a part of a machine:
Depress the clutch fully.
to reduce the value of prices or wages:
High interest rates may depress share prices.