Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Deploredness noun The state of being deplored or deplorable. [ R.] Bp. Hail.

Deplorement noun Deploration. [ Obsolete]

Deplorer noun One who deplores.

Deploringly adverb In a deploring manner.

Deploy transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Deployed ; present participle & verbal noun Deploying .] [ French déployer ; prefix dé... = dés (L. dis ) + ployer , equiv. to plier to fold, from Latin plicare . See Ply , and confer Display .] (Mil.) To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; -- the reverse of ploy ; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle.

Deploy, Deployment noun (Mil.) The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front. Wilhelm.

Deployments . . . which cause the soldier to turn his back to the enemy are not suited to war.
H. Latin Scott.

Deplumate adjective [ Late Latin diplumatus , past participle of deplumare . See Deplume .] (Zoology) Destitute or deprived of features; deplumed.

Deplumation noun [ See Deplumate .]
1. The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers. Bp. Stillingfleet

2. (Medicine) A disease of the eyelids, attended with loss of the eyelashes. Thomas.

Deplume transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Deplumed ; present participle & verbal noun Depluming .] [ Late Latin deplumare ; Latin de- + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: confer deplumis featherless, and French déplumer .]
1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage.

On the depluming of the pope every bird had his own feather.
Fuller.

2. To lay bare; to expose.

The exposure and depluming of the leading humbugs of the age.
De Quincey.

Depolarization noun [ Confer French dépolarisation .] The act of depriving of polarity, or the result of such action; reduction to an unpolarized condition.

Depolarization of light (Opt.) , a change in the plane of polarization of rays, especially by a crystalline medium, such that the light which had been extinguished by the analyzer reappears as if the polarization had been anulled. The word is inappropriate, as the ray does not return to the unpolarized condition.

Depolarize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Depolarized ; present participle & verbal noun Depolarizing .] [ Prefix de- + polarize : confer French dépolarizer .]
1. (Opt.) To deprive of polarity; to reduce to an unpolarized condition.

» This word has been inaccurately applied in optics to describe the effect of a polarizing medium, as a crystalline plate, in causing the reappearance of a ray, in consequence of a change in its plane of polarization, which previously to the change was intercepted by the analyzer.

2. (Electricity) To free from polarization, as the negative plate of the voltaic battery.

Depolarizer noun (Electricity) A substance used to prevent polarization, as upon the negative plate of a voltaic battery.

Depolish (de*pŏl"ĭsh) transitive verb To remove the polish or glaze from.

Depolishing (de*pŏl"ĭsh*ĭng) noun (Ceramics) The process of removing the vitreous glaze from porcelain, leaving the dull luster of the surface of ivory porcelain. Knight.

Depone (de*pōn") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Deponed (-pōnd"); present participle & verbal noun Deponing .] [ Latin deponere , depositum , to put down, in Late Latin , to assert under oath; de- + ponere to put, place. See Position , and confer Deposit .]
1. To lay, as a stake; to wager. [ Obsolete] Hudibras.

2. To lay down. [ R.] Southey.

3. To assert under oath; to depose. [ A Scotticism]

Sprot deponeth that he entered himself thereafter in conference.
State Trials(1606).

Depone intransitive verb To testify under oath; to depose; to bear witness. [ A Scotticism]

The fairy Glorians, whose credibility on this point can not be called in question, depones to the confinement of Merlin in a tree.
Dunlop.

Deponent noun [ Latin deponenes , -entis , laying down. See Depone , transitive verb ]
1. (Law) One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing.

2. (Gr. & Lat. Gram.) A deponent verb.

Syn. -- Deponent , Affiant . These are legal terms describing a person who makes a written declaration under oath, with a view to establish certain facts. An affiant is one who makes an affidavit, or declaration under oath, in order to establish the truth of what he says. A deponenet is one who makes a deposition, or gives written testimony under oath, to be used in the trial of some case before a court of justice. See under Deposition .

Deponent adjective [ Latin deponens , -entis , laying down (its proper passive meaning), present participle of deponere : confer French déponent . See Depone .] (Gram.) Having a passive form with an active meaning, as certain latin and Greek verbs.

Depopulacy noun Depopulation; destruction of population. [ R.] Chapman.

Depopulate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Depopulated ; present participle & verbal noun Depopulating .] [ Latin depopulatus , past participle of depopulari to ravage; de- + populari to ravage, from populus people: confer Old French depopuler , French dépeupler . See People .] To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.

Where is this viper,
That would depopulate the city?
Shak.

» It is not synonymous with laying waste or destroying, being limited to the loss of inhabitants; as, an army or a famine may depopulate a country. It rarely expresses an entire loss of inhabitants, but often a great diminution of their numbers; as, the deluge depopulated the earth.

Depopulate intransitive verb To become dispeopled. [ R.]

Whether the country be depopulating or not.
Goldsmith.

Depopulation noun [ Latin depopulatio pillaging: confer French dépopulation depopulation.] The act of depopulating, or condition of being depopulated; destruction or explusion of inhabitants.

The desolation and depopulation [ of St.Quentin] were now complete.
Motley.

Depopulator noun [ Latin , pillager.] One who depopulates; a dispeopler.

Deport transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Deported ; present participle & verbal noun Deporting .] [ French déporter to transport for life, Old French , to divert, amuse, from Latin deportare to carry away; de- + portare to carry. See Port demeanor.]
1. To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment.

He told us he had been deported to Spain.
Walsh.

2. To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.

Let an ambassador deport himself in the most graceful manner befor a prince.
Pope.

Deport noun Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment. [ Obsolete] "Goddesslike deport ." Milton.

Deportation noun [ Latin depotatio : confer French déportation .] The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.

In their deportations , they had often the favor of their conquerors.
Atterbury.

Deportment noun [ French déportement misconduct, Old French , demeanor. See Deport .] Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.

The gravity of his deportment carried him safe through many difficulties.
Swift.

Deporture noun Deportment. [ Obsolete]

Stately port and majestical deporture .
Speed.

Deposable adjective Capable of being deposed or deprived of office. Howell.

Deposal noun The act of deposing from office; a removal from the throne. Fox.

Depose transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Deposed ; present participle & verbal noun Deposing .][ FF. déposer , in the sense of Latin deponere to put down; but from prefix dé- (L. de ) + poser to place. See Pose , Pause .]
1. To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside. [ Obsolete]

Thus when the state one Edward did depose ,
A greater Edward in his room arose.
Dryden.

2. To let fall; to deposit. [ Obsolete]

Additional mud deposed upon it.
Woodward.

3. To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office.

A tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed .
Prynne.

4. To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use. Abbott.

To depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands.
Bacon.

5. To put under oath. [ Obsolete]

Depose him in the justice of his cause.
Shak.

Depose intransitive verb To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition.

Then, seeing't was he that made you to despose ,
Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous.
Shak.

Deposer noun
1. One who deposes or degrades from office.

2. One who testifies or deposes; a deponent.

Deposit transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Deposited ; present participle & verbal noun Depositing .] [ Latin depositus , past participle of deponere . See Depone , and confer Deposit , noun ]
1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.

The fear is deposited in conscience.
Jer. Taylor.

2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.

3. To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.

4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of. [ Obsolete]

If what is written prove useful to you, to the depositing that which I can not but deem an error.
Hammond.

» Both this verb and the noun following were formerly written deposite .

Deposit noun [ Latin depositum , from depositus , past participle of deponere : confer French dépôt , Old French depost . See Deposit , transitive verb , and confer Depot .]
1. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).

The deposit already formed affording to the succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis.
Kirwan.

2. (Mining) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation. Raymond.

3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.

4. (Law) (a) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor. (b) Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.

5. A place of deposit; a depository. [ R.]

Bank of deposit . See under Bank . -- In deposit , or On deposit , in trust or safe keeping as a deposit; as, coins were received on deposit .

Depositary noun ; plural Depositaries . [ Latin depositarius , from deponere . See Deposit .]
1. One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor .

I . . . made you my guardians, my depositaries .
Shak.

The depositaries of power, who are mere delegates of the people.
J. S. Mill.

2. A storehouse; a depository. Bp. Hurd.

3. (Law) One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense. Kent.

Deposition noun [ Latin depositio , from deponere : confer French déposition . See Deposit .]
1. The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.

The deposition of rough sand and rolled pebbles.
H. Miller.

2. The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.

The influence of princes upon the dispositions of their courts needs not the deposition of their examples, since it hath the authority of a known principle.
W. Montagu.

3. The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.

» A deposition differs from an abdication , an abdication being voluntary, and a deposition compulsory.

4. That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.

5. An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.

6. (Law) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.

Syn. -- Deposition , Affidavit . Affidavit is the wider term. It denotes any authorized ex parte written statement of a person, sworn to or affirmed before some competent magistrate. It is made without cross-examination, and requires no notice to an opposing party. It is generally signed by the party making it, and may be drawn up by himself or any other person. A deposition is the written testimony of a witness, taken down in due form of law, and sworn to or affirmed by the deponent. It must be taken before some authorized magistrate, and upon a prescribed or reasonable notice to the opposing party, that may attend and cross-examine. It is generally written down from the mouth of the witness by the magistrate, or some person for him, and in his presence.

Depositor (de*pŏz"ĭ*tẽr) noun [ Latin , from deponere . See Depone .] One who makes a deposit, especially of money in a bank; -- the correlative of depository .

Depository (-to*rȳ) noun ; plural Depositories (-rĭz).
1. A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk's office is a depository for records.

2. One with whom something is deposited; a depositary.

I am the sole depository of my own secret, and it shall perish with me.
Junius.

Depositum (-tŭm) noun [ Latin ] Deposit.

Depositure (-tur; 135) noun The act of depositing; deposition. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Depot (dē"po; French da*pō"; 277) noun [ French dépôt , Old French depost , from Latin depositum a deposit. See Deposit , noun ]
1. A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.

The islands of Guernsey and Jersey are at present the great depots of this kingdom.
Brit. Critic (1794).

2. (Mil.) (a) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled. (b) (Eng. & France) The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.

3. A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight. [ U. S.]

Syn. -- See Station .

Depper (dĕp"pẽr) adjective Deeper. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Depravation (dĕp`rȧ*vā"shŭn) noun [ Latin depravitio , from depravare: confer French dépravation . See Deprave .]
1. Detraction; depreciation. [ Obsolete]

To stubborn critics, apt, without a theme,
For depravation .
Shak.

2. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.

3. The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.

The depravation of his moral character destroyed his judgment.
Sir G. C. Lewis.

4. (Medicine) Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.

Syn. -- Depravity; corruption. See Depravity .

Deprave (de*prāv") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Depraved (-prāvd"); present participle & verbal noun Depraving .] [ Latin depravare , depravatum ; de- + pravus crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked.]
1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile. [ Obsolete]

And thou knowest, conscience, I came not to chide
Nor deprave thy person with a proud heart.
Piers Plowman.

2. To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.

Whose pride depraves each other better part.
Spenser.

Syn. -- To corrupt; vitiate; contaminate; pollute.

Depravedly adverb In a depraved manner.

Depravedness noun Depravity. Hammond.

Depravement (-m e nt) noun Depravity. [ Obsolete] Milton.

Depraver (-ẽr) noun One who depraves or corrupts.

Depravingly adverb In a depraving manner.