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verb as in devalue

verb as in push down

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In those more typical instances, cutting government only depresses growth more, further expanding government debt.

Making social security more generous lowers the incentives to save, even as it depresses investment in more children.

Their downturn depresses our sales of goods and services—and the creation of American jobs.

By keeping deposit rates artificially low, the government depresses the income of households.

Banks will have to raise capital, which also depresses earnings.

It depresses the humble sufferer from its baneful effects; it irritates the passions of the unamiable.

When the receiving instrument is on its hook its weight depresses the lever slightly.

A view of the ‘proposed new buildings,’ in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy , depresses the soul.

And then, as he depresses the Elevator, the Aeroplane with relief assumes its normal horizontal position.

That, on the top of everything else, depresses them, and they worry still more over unnecessary trifles.


On this page you'll find 146 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to depresses, such as: dismay, discourage, slow, dampen, dispirit, and sadden.

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