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      vb   tr  
1    to lower in spirits; make gloomy; deject  
2    to weaken or lower the force, vigour, or energy of  
3    to lower prices of (securities or a security market)  
4    to press or push down  
5    to lower the pitch of (a musical sound)  
6    Obsolete   to suppress or subjugate  
     (C14: from Old French depresser, from Latin deprimere from de- + premere to press1)  
  depressible      adj  
  depressing      adj  
  depressingly      adv  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    cast down, chill, damp, daunt, deject, desolate, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, make despondent, oppress, sadden, weigh down  
2    debilitate, devitalize, drain, enervate, exhaust, lower, sap, slow up, weaken  
3    cheapen, depreciate, devaluate, devalue, diminish, downgrade, impair, lessen, lower, reduce  
4    flatten, level, lower, press down, push down  
1 & 2    cheer, elate, hearten, heighten, increase, lift, raise, strengthen, uplift  
3    heighten, increase, raise, strengthen  
4    heighten, lift, raise  

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