Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Deobstruct transitive verb To remove obstructions or impediments in; to clear from anything that hinders the passage of fluids; as, to deobstruct the pores or lacteals. Arbuthnot.
Deobstruent adjective (Medicine) Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient. -- noun (Medicine) A medicine which removes obstructions; an aperient.
Deodand noun [ Late Latin deodandum , from Latin Deo dandum to be given to God.] (Old Eng. Law) A personal chattel which had caused the death of a person, and for that reason was given to God, that is, forfeited to the crown, to be applied to pious uses, and distributed in alms by the high almoner. Thus, if a cart ran over a man and killed him, it was forfeited as a deodand . » Deodands are unknown in American law, and in 1846 were abolished in England.
Deodar noun [ Native name, from Sanskrit dēvadāru , prop., timber of the gods.] (Botany) A kind of cedar ( Cedrus Deodara ), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.
[ Latin Deo
to God ( Deus
God) + datum
thing given.] A gift or offering to God.
Wherein that blessed widow's deodate was laid up. Hooker.
Deodorant noun A deodorizer.
Deodorization noun The act of depriving of odor, especially of offensive odors resulting from impurities.
Deodorize transitive verb To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities.
Deodorizer noun He who, or that which, deodorizes; esp., an agent that destroys offensive odors.
Deonerate transitive verb
[ Latin deoneratus
, past participle of deonerare
. See Onerate
.] To unload; to disburden.
[ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Deontological adjective Pertaining to deontology.
Deontologist noun One versed in deontology.
Deontology noun [ Greek ... gen. ..., necessity, obligation (p. neut. of ... it is necessary) + - logy .] The science which relates to duty or moral obligation. J. Bentham.
Deoperculate adjective (Botany) Having the lid removed; -- said of the capsules of mosses.
Deoppilate transitive verb To free from obstructions; to clear a passage through. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
Deoppilation noun Removal of whatever stops up the passages. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Deoppilative adjective & noun (Medicine) Deobstruent; aperient. [ Obsolete] Harvey.
[ Late Latin deordinatio
depraved morality.] Disorder; dissoluteness.
Excess of riot and deordination . Jer. Taylor.
Deosculate transitive verb
[ Latin deosculatus
, past participle of deosculari
. See Osculate
.] To kiss warmly.
[ Obsolete] -- De*os`cu*la"tion noun
Deoxidate transitive verb (Chemistry) To deoxidize.
Deoxidation noun (Chemistry) The act or process of reducing from the state of an oxide.
Deoxidization noun (Chemistry) Deoxidation.
Deoxidize transitive verb (Chemistry) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.
Deoxidizer noun (Chemistry) That which removes oxygen; hence, a reducing agent; as, nascent hydrogen is a deoxidizer .
Deoxygenate transitive verb (Chemistry) To deoxidize. [ Obsolete]
Deoxygenation noun (Chemistry) The act or operation of depriving of oxygen.
Deoxygenize transitive verb (Chemistry) To deoxidize.
Depaint past participle
[ French dépeint
, past participle of dépeindre
to paint, from Latin depingere
. See Depict
, past participle
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Depaint transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Depainted
; present participle & verbal noun Depainting
.] 1. To paint; to picture; hence, to describe; to delineate in words; to depict.
And do unwilling worship to the saint Spenser.
That on his shield depainted he did see.
In few words shall see the nature of many memorable persons . . . depainted . Holland. 2. To mark with, or as with, color; to color.
Silver drops her vermeil cheeks depaint . Fairfax.
Depainter noun One who depaints. [ Obsolete]
Depardieux interj. [ Old French , a corruption of de part Dieu , lit., on the part of God.] In God's name; certainly. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Depart intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Departed
; present participle & verbal noun Departing
.] [ Middle English departen
to divide, part, depart, French départir
to divide, distribute, se départir
to separate one's self, depart; prefix dé-
) + partir
to part, depart, from Latin partire
, to divide, from pars
part. See Part
.] 1. To part; to divide; to separate.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 2. To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; -- opposed to arrive ; -- often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination.
I will depart to mine own land. Num. x. 30.
Ere thou from hence depart . Milton.
He which hath no stomach to this fight, Shak. 3. To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate ( from ); not to adhere to; -- with from ; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading.
Let him depart .
If the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles. Madison. 4. To pass away; to perish.
The glory is departed from Israel. 1 Sam. iv. 21. 5. To quit this world; to die.
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace. Luke ii. 29. To depart with
, to resign; to part with.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Depart transitive verb 1. To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.
Till death departed them, this life they lead. Chaucer. 2. To divide in order to share; to apportion.
And here is gold, and that full great plentee, Chaucer. 3. To leave; to depart from.
That shall departed been among us three.
this life." Addison.
"Ere I depart
his house." Shak.
[ Confer French départ
, from départir
.] 1. Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
The chymists have a liquor called water of depart . Bacon. 2. A going away; departure; hence, death.
At my depart for France. Shak.
Your loss and his depart . Shak.
Departable adjective Divisible. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
1. One who refines metals by separation. [ Obsolete] 2. One who departs.
[ French département
, from départir
. See Depart
, intransitive verb
] 1. Act of departing; departure.
Sudden departments from one extreme to another. Wotton. 2. A part, portion, or subdivision. 3. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
Superior to Pope in Pope's own peculiar department of literature. Macaulay. 4. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department ; the war department ; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department ; the department of physics. 5. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire. 6. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
Department store A store keeping a great variety of goods which are arranged in several departments, esp. one with dry goods as the principal stock.
Departmental adjective Pertaining to a department or division. Burke.
[ From Depart
.] 1. Division; separation; putting away.
No other remedy . . . but absolute departure . Milton. 2. Separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away.
Departure from this happy place. Milton. 3. Removal from the present life; death; decease.
The time of my departure is at hand. 2 Tim. iv. 6.
His timely departure . . . barred him from the knowledge of his son's miseries. Sir P. Sidney. 4. Deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose.
Any departure from a national standard. Prescott. 5. (Law) The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another. Bouvier. 6. (Nav. & Surv.) The distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique line.
» Since the meridians sensibly converge, the departure in navigation is not measured from the beginning nor from the end of the ship's course, but is regarded as the total easting or westing made by the ship or person as he travels over the course. To take a departure (Nav. & Surv.)
, to ascertain, usually by taking bearings from a landmark, the position of a vessel at the beginning of a voyage as a point from which to begin her dead reckoning; as, the ship took her departure from Sandy Hook. Syn.
-- Death; demise; release. See Death
Depascent adjective [ Latin depascens , present participle of depascere ; de- + pascere to feed.] Feeding. [ R.]
Depasture transitive verb & i. To pasture; to feed; to graze; also, to use for pasture.
Cattle, to graze and departure in his grounds. Blackstone.
A right to cut wood upon or departure land. Washburn.
Depatriate transitive verb & i.
[ Latin de-
one's country.] To withdraw, or cause to withdraw, from one's country; to banish.
A subject born in any state Mason.
May, if he please, depatriate .
Depauperate transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Depauperated
; present participle & verbal noun Depauperating
.] [ Late Latin depauperatus
, past participle depauperare
to impoverish; Latin de-
to make poor, pauper
poor.] To make poor; to impoverish.
Liming does not depauperate ; the ground will last long, and bear large grain. Mortimer.
Humility of mind which depauperates the spirit. Jer. Taylor.
Depauperate adjective [ Latin depauperatus , past participle ] (Botany) Falling short of the natural size, from being impoverished or starved. Gray.
Depauperize transitive verb To free from paupers; to rescue from poverty. [ R.]
Depeach transitive verb
[ Latin dépêcher
. See Dispatch
.] To discharge.
As soon as the party . . . before our justices shall be depeached . Hakluyt.
[ Latin depectere
to comb off; de-
to comb.] Tough; thick; capable of extension.
Some bodies are of a more depectible nature than oil. Bacon.
[ Latin depeculari
, past participle depeculatus
, to rob. See Peculate
.] A robbing or embezzlement.
Depeculation of the public treasure. Hobbes.
Depeinct transitive verb
[ See Depaint
.] To paint.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.