deprimir
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deprimir(
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pree
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meer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dishearten)
a. to depress
Me deprime que mi mejor amigo se mude a otro país.It depresses me to see my best friend moving to another country.
2. (finance)
a. to depress
La alta inflación y los bajos salarios deprimieron el mercado local.The high inflation and the low wages depressed the domestic market.
deprimirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (medicine)
a. to get depressed
Cuando el paciente se deprime, vuelven a aparecer los pensamientos suicidas.Suicidal thoughts reappear every time the patient gets depressed.
b. to become depressed
La viuda se deprimió cuando murió su perro, su única compañía.The widow became depressed when her dog, her only companion, died.
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deprimir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to depress
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to get depressed
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deprimir
transitive verb
1 (Psicología) to depress
este tiempo me deprime I find this weather depressing; this weather gets me down (familiar)
vivir en Glasgow le deprime
la muerte de su marido la deprimió the death of her husband sent her into a depression o made her depressed
2 (Com) [+mercado, economía] to depress; [+consumo] to slow (down)
la reducción de los salarios solo conduciría a deprimir la economía
3 (Med) [+sistema inmunológico] to depress
pronominal verb
deprimirse to get depressed; become depressed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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