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  • 1depression — late 14c. as a term in astronomy, from O.Fr. depression (14c.) or directly from L. depressionem (nom. depressio), noun of action from pp. stem of deprimere to press down, depress (see DEPRESS (Cf. depress)). Attested from 1650s in the literal… …

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  • 2Depression: Emergence —    The word depression has a number of meanings, depending on the discipline. Within neurophysiology, it refers to a decrease in the brain’s electrical activity causing, for example, cortical depression. For the pharmacologist, depression means… …

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  • 3Depression and Mood Disorders: Emergence —    The word depression has a number of meanings, depending on the discipline. Within neurophysiology, it refers to a decrease in the brain’s electrical activity causing, for example, cortical depression. For the pharmacologist, depression means… …

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  • 4depression — n. 1. Abasement, degradation, deterioration, debasement, perversion, vitiation, depravation. 2. Hollow, hollowness, cavity, concavity, indentation, dent, dint, dimple, excavation, pit. 3. Dejection, dejectedness, sadness, despondency, melancholy …

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  • 5depression — [dē presh′ən, dipresh′ən] n. [ME depressioun < OFr depression < L depressio: see DEPRESS] 1. a depressing or being depressed 2. a depressed part or place; hollow or low place on a surface 3. low spirits; gloominess; dejection; sadness 4. a… …

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  • 6depression — [n1] low spirits; despair abasement, abjection, abjectness, blahs*, bleakness, blue funk*, bummer, cheerlessness, dejection, desolation, desperation, despondency, disconsolation, discouragement, dispiritedness, distress, dole, dolefulness, dolor …

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  • 7depression — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. recession, slowdown. II Pressing downward Nouns 1. depression, lowering; dip (see concavity); abasement, debasement; reduction. 2. overthrow, overset, overturn; upset; prostration, subversion,… …

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  • 8depression — noun 1) she seems to be suffering from depression Syn: unhappiness, sadness, melancholy, melancholia, misery, sorrow, woe, gloom, despondency, low spirits, a heavy heart, despair, desolation, hopelessness; upset, tearfulness; informal the dump …

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  • 9depression — noun 1) she ate to ease her depression Syn: unhappiness, sadness, melancholy, melancholia, misery, sorrow, gloom, despondency, low spirits 2) an economic depression Syn: recession …

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  • 10Depression — n. 1 a Psychol. a state of extreme dejection or morbidly excessive melancholy; a mood of hopelessness and feelings of inadequacy, often with physical symptoms. b a reduction in vitality, vigour, or spirits. 2 a a long period of financial and… …

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  • 11depression — n. 1 a Psychol. a state of extreme dejection or morbidly excessive melancholy; a mood of hopelessness and feelings of inadequacy, often with physical symptoms. b a reduction in vitality, vigour, or spirits. 2 a a long period of financial and… …

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  • 12depression — Synonyms and related words: Schmerz, Slough of Despond, abatement, abridgment, abstraction, abulia, aching heart, agony, agony of mind, alienation, alleviation, alveolation, alveolus, anguish, antrum, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state,… …

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  • 13depression — de pres·sion || eʃn n. sadness, low spirits; lowering, sinking; dent, hollow; economic slump …

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  • 14depression — n 1. indentation, dent, dint, dimple, recess; hollow, concavity, cavity, pit, hole; dip, bowl, sink, sink hole, swallow, swallow hole. 2. downheartedness, low spirits, crestfallenness; sadness, melancholy, blues, doldrums. See dejection. 3.(of… …

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  • 15depression — /dəˈprɛʃən / (say duh preshuhn) noun 1. the act of depressing. 2. the state of being depressed. 3. a depressed or sunken place or part; a hollow. 4. dejection of spirits. 5. Psychology a state of despondency characterised by feelings of… …

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  • 16Denver Depression of 1893 — The Denver Depression of 1893 was an economic depression of Denver, Colorado that began in 1893 after the rapid drop in the price of silver and lasted for several years.[1] Contents 1 Causes 2 Effects 2.1 Politics …

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  • 17Geriatric Depression Scale — The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a 30 item self report assessment used to identify depression in the elderly.DescriptionThe GDS questions are answered yes or no , instead of a five category response set. This simplicity enables the scale… …

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  • 18low spirits — Synonyms and related words: Schmerz, Slough of Despond, blank despondency, death wish, dejectedness, dejection, depression, despair, despondency, despondentness, discouragement, disheartenment, dispiritedness, down trip, downcastness, downer,… …

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  • 19low spirits — noun a state of mild depression • Ant: ↑high • Hypernyms: ↑depression • Hyponyms: ↑dumps, ↑mopes …

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  • 20low spirits — Dejection, dejectedness, depression, despondency, hypochondria, melancholy, hypochondriasis …

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