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depression

  

      n  
1    the act of depressing or state of being depressed  
2    a depressed or sunken place or area  
3    a mental disorder characterized by extreme gloom, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to concentrate  
4      (Pathol)   an abnormal lowering of the rate of any physiological activity or function, such as respiration  
5    an economic condition characterized by substantial and protracted unemployment, low output and investment, etc.; slump  
6      (Also called)    cyclone, low     (Meteorol)   a body of moving air below normal atmospheric pressure, which often brings rain  
7    (esp. in surveying and astronomy) the angular distance of an object, celestial body, etc., below the horizontal plane through the point of observation  
   Compare       elevation       11  


agitated depression  
      n   severe depression accompanied by extreme anxiety and agitation,   (Also called)    agitated melancholia  
Depression  
      n   usually preceded by: the   the worldwide economic depression of the early 1930s, when there was mass unemployment,   (Also called)    the Great Depression, the Slump  
Qattara Depression  
      n   an arid basin in the Sahara, in NW Egypt, impassable to vehicles. Area: about 18000 sq. km (7000 sq. miles). Lowest point: 133 m (435 ft.) below sea level  
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Depression  
      n   usually preceded by: the   the worldwide economic depression of the early 1930s, when there was mass unemployment,   (Also called)    the Great Depression, the Slump  


agitated depression  
      n   severe depression accompanied by extreme anxiety and agitation,   (Also called)    agitated melancholia  
depression  
      n  
1    the act of depressing or state of being depressed  
2    a depressed or sunken place or area  
3    a mental disorder characterized by extreme gloom, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to concentrate  
4      (Pathol)   an abnormal lowering of the rate of any physiological activity or function, such as respiration  
5    an economic condition characterized by substantial and protracted unemployment, low output and investment, etc.; slump  
6      (Also called)    cyclone, low     (Meteorol)   a body of moving air below normal atmospheric pressure, which often brings rain  
7    (esp. in surveying and astronomy) the angular distance of an object, celestial body, etc., below the horizontal plane through the point of observation  
   Compare       elevation       11  
Qattara Depression  
      n   an arid basin in the Sahara, in NW Egypt, impassable to vehicles. Area: about 18000 sq. km (7000 sq. miles). Lowest point: 133 m (435 ft.) below sea level  

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depression

  
1    dejection, despair, despondency, dolefulness, downheartedness, dumps     (informal)   gloominess, hopelessness, low spirits, melancholia, melancholy, sadness, the blues, the hump     (Brit. informal)  
2      (Commerce)   dullness, economic decline, hard or bad times, inactivity, lowness, recession, slump, stagnation  
3    bowl, cavity, concavity, dent, dimple, dip, excavation, hollow, impression, indentation, pit, sag, sink, valley  

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