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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discuss  \Dis*cuss"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Discussed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Discussing}.]  [L.  discussus,  p.  p.  of  discutere  to 
  strike  asunder  (hence  came  the  sense  to  separate  mentally, 
  distinguish);  dis-  +  quatere  to  shake,  strike.  See  {Quash}.] 
  1.  To  break  to  pieces;  to  shatter.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  2.  To  break  up  to  disperse;  to  scatter;  to  dissipate;  to 
  drive  away  --  said  especially  of  tumors. 
 
  Many  arts  were  used  to  discuss  the  beginnings  of  new 
  affection.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  A  pomade  .  .  .  of  virtue  to  discuss  pimples. 
  --Rambler. 
 
  3.  To  shake;  to  put  away  to  finish.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  regard  of  shame  she  had  discussed.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  examine  in  detail  or  by  disputation;  to  reason  upon  by 
  presenting  favorable  and  adverse  considerations;  to 
  debate;  to  sift;  to  investigate;  to  ventilate.  ``We  sat 
  and  .  .  .  discussed  the  farm  .  .  .  and  the  price  of 
  grain.''  --Tennyson.  ``To  discuss  questions  of  taste.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  To  deal  with  in  eating  or  drinking.  [Colloq.] 
 
  We  sat  quietly  down  and  discussed  a  cold  fowl  that 
  we  had  brought  with  us  --Sir  S. 
  Baker. 
 
  6.  (Law)  To  examine  or  search  thoroughly;  to  exhaust  a  remedy 
  against,  as  against  a  principal  debtor  before  proceeding 
  against  the  surety.  --Burrill. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Discuss},  {Examine},  {Debate}.  We  speak  of  examining 
  a  subject  when  we  ponder  it  with  care  in  order  to 
  discover  its  real  state,  or  the  truth  respecting  it  We 
  speak  of  discussing  a  topic  when  we  examine  it 
  thoroughly  in  its  distinct  parts  The  word  is  very 
  commonly  applied  to  matters  of  opinion.  We  may  discuss  a 
  subject  without  giving  in  an  adhesion  to  any  conclusion. 
  We  speak  of  debating  a  point  when  we  examine  it  in 
  mutual  argumentation  between  opposing  parties.  In  debate 
  we  contend  for  or  against  some  conclusion  or  view. 




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