Meaning of depress

de•press

Pronunciation: (di-pres'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit.
  2. to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; make dull.
  3. to lower in amount or value.
  4. to put into a lower position: to depress the muzzle of a gun.
  5. to press down.
  6. to lower in pitch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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