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dɪˈprɛs ɪvde·pres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depressivenoun

    someone suffering psychological depression


  1. depressivenoun

    A person suffering from depression.

  2. depressiveadjective

    Tending to produce depression; dispiriting; melancholy.

  3. depressiveadjective

    Being depressed; dispirited; melancholic.

  4. Etymology: From French dépressif or medieval Latin depressivus


  1. depressive

    Depressive refers to relating to, involving, or characterized by profound or clinical depression, a mental health disorder. It can also describe a person suffering from feelings of severe despondency and dejection or a condition marked by persistent sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, and other physical and mental symptoms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depressiveadjective

    able or tending to depress or cast down

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of depressive in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Andrews:

    Our field is using automated web based (cognitive behavioral therapy) courses to help people with anxiety and depressive disorders, with and without complicating physical disorders, to recover, we have done 25 randomized controlled trials and it is clear that the benefits are comparable to face to face therapy, that the benefits last, that the costs are small.

  2. Genevieve Piche:

    Until now, our hypotheses were that maternal depression has a greater influence on girls since it provides them with a model of depressive, cognitive and interpersonal functioning and also may elicit more caretaking behavior in girls, which subsequently could lead them to develop depressive symptoms.

  3. Holly Prigerson:

    The study is novel in that it evaluates retrospectively the depressive symptom severity of patients within 24 hours of death, i ’m unaware of any other study that has attempted this.

  4. Emanuel Kidega Samson:

    What I remember thinking and feeling those days, or that day in particular, is waking up and just wanting to end my life, i was extremely depressive and I felt kind of numb.

  5. Joshua Tal:

    There is some evidence that 4-7-8 breathing helps reduce anxious, depressive and insomniac symptoms when comparing pre - and post-intervention, however, there are no large randomized control trials specifically on 4-7-8 breathing to my knowledge, the research on( the effect of) diaphragmatic breathing on these symptoms in general is spotty, with no clear connection due to the poor quality of the studies.

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