depress


depress (http://definr.com/depress)

     v 1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
          depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
          demoralizes her" [syn: deject, cast down, get down,
           dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant:
           elate]
     2: lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas
        prices"
     3: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the
        water level in the reservoir" [syn: lower]
     4: press down; "Depress the space key" [syn: press down]
     5: lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation
        depressed the economy"