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dejection

 [de-jek´shun]
a mental state marked by sadness; the lowered mood characteristic of depression.

de·jec·tion

(dĕ-jek'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): depression (4)
2. The discharge of excrementitious matter.
3. The matter so discharged. Synonym(s): dejecta
[L. dejectio, fr. de- jicio, pp. -jectus, to cast down]

dejection

/de·jec·tion/ (de-jek´shun) a mental state marked by sadness; the lowered mood characteristic of depression.

de·pres·sion

(dĕ-presh'ŭn) [TA]
1. Reduction of the level of functioning.
2. A hollow or sunken area.
3. Displacement of a part downward or inward.
4. A temporary mental state or chronic mental disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, low self-esteem, and self-reproach; accompanying signs include psychomotor retardation or less frequently agitation, withdrawal from social contact, and vegetative states such as loss of appetite and insomnia.
Synonym(s): dejection.

de·jec·tion

(dĕ-jek'shŭn)
1. The discharge of excrementitious matter.
2. The matter so discharged.
[L. dejectio, fr. de-jicio, pp. -jectus, to cast down]
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