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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdepressionde‧pres‧sion /dɪˈpreʃən/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun  1 [countable, uncountable] a) MPa medical condition that makes you very unhappy and anxious and often prevents you from living a normal life women who suffer from post-natal depression (=that sometimes happens after the birth of a baby) b) SAD/UNHAPPYa feeling of sadness that makes you think there is no hope for the future Lucy’s mood was one of deep depression.2 the (Great) Depression3 [countable, uncountable]FAIL a long period during which there is very little business activity and a lot of people do not have jobsrecession the devastating effects of economic depression4 [countable]HOLE a part of a surface that is lower than the other parts depressions in the ground5 [countable]HEM technical a mass of air under low pressure, that usually causes rain
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depressionYou could see a depression in the ground where the helicopter had landed.a depression in the sandThe family had a history of alcoholism and depression.Mild symptoms of anxiety and depression are often associated with social difficulties.Denial, anger, depression, something and acceptance.She suffers from periods of deep depression, when she locks herself away and will speak to no one for weeks.Carcinoma, methadone, diabetes, depression, miscarriage and angina have poured down as unremittingly as the weather.an economic depressionHe has been suffering from depression since his wife died last year.During the past few decades, prescription drugs have also been widely used to control the symptoms of depression.Produces a quick rush of euphoria followed by a rapid depression of mood.My father had suffered from severe depression for many years.The nails had dug deeply into the palms, leaving bloodless, crescent-shaped depressions behind.In Germany the depression in the late 1920s helped Hitler's rise to power.The depressions in the sand are made by turtles, that come up here to lay their eggs.Keiffer's book is about her battle with depression.This may involve dealing with depression, disappointment and many other feelings that have arisen since retirement.Hartnell blamed his financial difficulties on the worldwide depression.post-natal depressionFirst, it wasn't good for the baby you were carrying; afterwards, post-natal depression.These are probably made worse by post-natal depression and feelings of loneliness.In July, looking thin and strained, the Princess is said to be suffering from post-natal depression during the Balmoral holidays.I had post-natal depression, and I was tired and everything.Croft, possibly also believing this after the evidence of death fell into his own post-natal depression.Visits Heidi's mum Christine, who is unable to care for baby because of severe post-natal depression, visits every day.economic depressionChurchill's move to the Board of Trade in 1908 coincided with the return of acute economic depression.We feel there will be an economic depression.And now it had been in a deep economic depression for years.The country was in the grip of economic depression, and in June 1921 there were more than two million out of work.Ironically a period of severe economic depression may be advantageous, in one sense at least.The disorder was aggravated by the economic depression of the 1930s.Did unemployment, economic depression and the General Strike reduce trade unionism to a pitiful weakness?
From Longman Business Dictionarydepressionde‧pres‧sion /dɪˈpreʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]1ECONOMICSa long period of time during which there is very little business activity and a lot of people do not have jobsThe current economic depression can be turned around if companies can be persuaded to invest in the industry.The nation as a whole was suffering from a period of deep depression following a boom which had peaked six or seven years before. compare recession2the (Great) Depression the period from 1929 to 1934 during which economic activity was very low and unemployment reached very high levels in the US and EuropeThe American silk market collapsed in 1929/30 following the onset of the Great Depression.Commodity prices were at their lowest since the Great Depression.
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