depression

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Depression is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Noun[change]

Singular
depression

Plural
depressions

  1. (countable & uncountable) A depression is a low area in a person's feelings, in the economy, or in a surface.
    Van Gogh suffered from depression for a long time before he killed himself.
    The business community is worried that the oil problems could lead to a depression.
    There was a small depression in the ground where the rock had been.

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