depressive
I. adjective Date: 1620 1. tending to depress 2. of, relating to, marked by, or affected by psychological depression <
depressive symptoms
>
<
a depressive patient
>
depressively adverb II. noun Date: 1937 one who is affected with or prone to psychological depression

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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