depressive


depressive

adjective

  1. tending to depress.
  2. characterized by depression, especially mental depression.

noun

  1. a person suffering from a depressive illness.

adjective

  1. tending to depress; causing depression
  2. psychol tending to be subject to periods of depressionSee also manic-depressive
adj.

1610s, from Latin depress-, past participle stem of deprimere (see depress) + -ive. In psychology, from 1905.

adj.

  1. Tending to depress or lower.
  2. Depressing; gloomy.
  3. Of or relating to psychological depression.

n.

  1. A person suffering from psychological depression.

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