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