When stocks are depressed they are worth less than they should be. When people are depressed they are sad and lack energy. Depressed means down in spirit or value.

While you'll often hear people say they are depressed, mostly they mean they are sad. If you are clinically depressed, you have a sadness and hopelessness that has physical effects and no logical reason behind it and you can't seem to shake it either. If someone calls their town or region depressed, they mean that the economy in that area is not good — in that place jobs are hard to find, and have been for quite a while. Sad, right?

Definitions of depressed
  1. adjective
    filled with melancholy and despondency
    depressed by the loss of his job”
    synonyms: blue, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited
    affected or marked by low spirits
  2. adjective
    lower than previously
    “the market is depressed
    synonyms: down
    less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
  3. adjective
    flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces
    of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
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