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deject


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deject  \De*ject"\,  a.  [L.  dejectus,  p.  p.] 
  Dejected.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deject  \De*ject"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dejected};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dejecting}.]  [L.  dejectus,  p.  p.  of  dejicere  to  throw 
  down  de-  +  jacere  to  throw.  See  {Jet}  a  shooting  forth.] 
  1.  To  cast  down  [Obs.  or  Archaic] 
 
  Christ  dejected  himself  even  unto  the  hells. 
  --Udall. 
 
  Sometimes  she  dejects  her  eyes  in  a  seeming 
  civility;  and  many  mistake  in  her  a  cunning  for  a 
  modest  look  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  cast  down  the  spirits  of  to  dispirit;  to  discourage; 
  to  dishearten. 
 
  Nor  think,  to  die  dejects  my  lofty  mind.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deject 
  v  :  lower  someone's  spirits;  make  downhearted;  "These  news 
  depressed  her";  "The  bad  state  of  her  child's  health 
  demoralizes  her"  [syn:  {depress},  {cast  down},  {get  down}, 
  {dismay},  {dispirit},  {demoralize}]  [ant:  {elate}] 




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