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 adj.Gloss: Related to a depression or a recession that looks like it could become a depression. «The destruction of consumer spending forces all economic actors to lower down their prices. So it clearly has a “depressionary” impact as consumers, expecting lower prices, postpone their purchases, leading to more price cuts and more falling prices.» —“Inflation or deflation: Where do we go from now?” by Jean d’Orival BusinessMirror (Manila, Phillippines) Feb. 5, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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