parts of speech: noun

sentence or phrase from source: She has been undergoing treatment for severe depression.

definition: an act of depressing or a state of being depressed such as:

a (1) : a state of feeling sad : DEJECTION

(2) : a mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies

2 economics : a period of low general economic activity marked especially by rising levels of unemployment

3 :a place or part that is lower than the surrounding area : HOLLOW

4 // a tropical depression

5 a. astronomy : the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon

b. mathematics : the size of an angle of depression

synonyms: recession, slump, bust, crash, panic, stagnation, downbeat, downdraft, downswing, downtrend, downturn, slowdown

antonyms: progress, rally, recovery, advancement, growth, development...boom

other forms of word: There are none.

my own sentences: I sank deep into depression while having to write about depression.

I sense that another great wave of depression would be happening soon.

my picture: none yet

First known use: 14th century

History and Etymology (for depress): Middle English, from Middle French depresser, from Latin depressus, past participle of deprimere to press down, from de- + premere to press