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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dejection  \De*jec"tion\,  n.  [L.  dejectio  a  casting  down:  cf  F. 
  d['e]jection.] 
  1.  A  casting  down  depression.  [Obs.  or  Archaic]  --Hallywell. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  humbling  or  abasing  one's  self 
 
  Adoration  implies  submission  and  dejection.  --Bp. 
  Pearson. 
 
  3.  Lowness  of  spirits  occasioned  by  grief  or  misfortune; 
  mental  depression;  melancholy. 
 
  What  besides,  Of  sorrow,  and  dejection,  and  despair, 
  Our  frailty  can  sustain,  thy  tidings  bring 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  A  low  condition;  weakness;  inability.  [R.] 
 
  A  dejection  of  appetite.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  5.  (Physiol.) 
  a  The  discharge  of  excrement. 
  b  F[ae]ces;  excrement.  --Ray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dejection 
  n  1:  a  state  of  melancholy  depression 
  2:  solid  excretory  product  evacuated  from  the  bowels  [syn:  {fecal 
  matter},  {faecal  matter},  {feces},  {faeces},  {BM},  {stool}, 
  {ordure}] 




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