Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Subcutaneous adjective Situated under the skin; hypodermic. -- Sub`cu*ta"ne*ous*ly , adverb Subcutaneous operation (Surg.) , an operation performed without opening that part of the skin opposite to, or over, the internal section.
Subcuticular adjective (Anat.) Situated under the cuticle, or scarfskin.
Subcylindrical, Subcylindric adjective Imperfectly cylindrical; approximately cylindrical.
Subdeacon noun [ Prefix sub- + deacon : confer Latin subdiaconus .] (Eccl.) One belonging to an order in the Roman Catholic Church, next interior to the order of deacons; also, a member of a minor order in the Greek Church.
Subdeaconry, Subdeaconship noun (Eccl.) The order or office of subdeacon.
Subdean noun [ Prefix sub- + dean : confer French sousdoyen .] An under dean; the deputy or substitute of a dean. Ayliffe.
Subdeanery noun Office or rank of subdean.
Subdecanal adjective Of or pertaining to a subdean or subdeanery.
Subdecuple adjective Containing one part of ten.
Subdelegate noun A subordinate delegate, or one with inferior powers.
Subdelegate transitive verb To appoint to act as subdelegate, or as a subordinate; to depete.
Subdented adjective Indented beneath.
Subdepartment noun A subordinate department; a bureau. See the Note under Bureau .
Subdeposit noun That which is deposited beneath something else.
[ Prefix sub-
+ Latin derisorius
. See Derisory
.] Ridiculing with moderation.
[ R.] Dr. H. More.
Subderivative noun A word derived from a derivative, and not directly from the root; as, "friendliness" is a subderivative , being derived from "friendly", which is in turn a derivative from "friend."
Subdiaconate adjective Of or pertaining to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon.
Subdiaconate noun The office or rank of a subdeacon.
Subdial adjective [ Latin subdialis in the open air.] Of or pertaining to the open air; being under the open sky. [ R.] N. Bacon.
Subdialect noun A subordinate dialect.
Subdichotomy noun A subordinate, or inferior, division into parts; a subdivision.
Many subdichatomies of petty schisms. Milton.
Subdilated adjective Partially dilated.
Subdititious adjective [ Latin subdititius , subditicius , from subdere to substitute.] Put secretly in the place of something else; foisted in. [ R.]
Subdiversify transitive verb To diversify aggain what is already diversified. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Subdivide transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Subdivided
; present participle & verbal noun Subdividing
.] [ Latin subdividere
under + dividere
to divide. See Divide
.] To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already been divided.
The progenies of Cham and Japhet swarmed into colonies, and those colonies were subdivided into many others. Dryden.
Subdivide intransitive verb To be, or to become, subdivided.
Subdivine adjective Partaking of divinity; divine in a partial or lower degree. Bp. Hall.
Subdivisible adjective Susceptible of subdivision.
[ Latin subdivisio
: confer French subdivision
.] 1. The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts. 2. A part of a thing made by subdividing.
In the decimal table, the subdivision of the cubit, as span, palm, and digit, are deduced from the shorter cubit. Arbuthnot.
Subdolous adjective [ Latin subdolus , sub + dolus deceit.] Sly; crafty; cunning; artful. [ R.]
Subdominant noun (Mus.) The fourth tone above, or fifth below, the tonic; -- so called as being under the dominant.
Subduable adjective Able to be subdued.
Subdual noun Act of subduing. Bp. Warburton.
Subduce, Subduct transitive verb
[ Latin subducere
under + ducere
to lead, to draw. See Duke
, and confer Subdue
.] 1. To withdraw; to take away. Milton. 2. To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.
If, out of that infinite multitude of antecedent generations, we should subduce ten. Sir M. Hale.
Subduction noun [ Latin subductio .]
1. The act of subducting or taking away. Bp. Hall. 2. Arithmetical subtraction. Sir M. Hale.
Subdue transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Subdued
; present participle & verbal noun Subduing
.] [ Middle English soduen
, Old French sosduire
to seduce, Latin subtus
below (fr. sub
under) + ducere
to lead. See Duke
, and confer Subduct
.] 1. To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
I will subdue all thine enemies. 1 Chron. xvii. 10. 2. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
Nothing could have subdued nature Shak.
To such a lowness, but his unkind daughters.
If aught . . . were worthy to subdue Milton. 3. To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever. 4. To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions. 5. To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties. 6. To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears. 7. To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds. 8. To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors. Syn.
The soul of man.
-- To conquer; overpower; overcome; surmount; vanquish. See Conquer
1. Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild. 2. Not glaring in color; soft in tone.
Subduement noun Subdual. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Subduer noun One who, or that which, subdues; a conqueror. Spenser.
Subdulcid adjective [ Prefix sub + Latin dulcis sweet.] Somewhat sweet; sweetish. [ R.]
Subduple adjective (Math.) Indicating one part of two; in the ratio of one to two. Subduple ratio , the ratio of 1 to 2: thus, 3:6 is a subduple ratio , as 6:3 is a duple ratio .
Subduplicate adjective (Math.) Expressed by the square root; -- said of ratios. Subduplicate ratio , the ratio of the square roots, or the square root of a ratio; thus, the subduplicate ratio of a to b is √ a to √ b , or √ a / b .
Subdural adjective (Anat.) Situated under the dura mater, or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane.
Subeditor noun An assistant editor, as of a periodical or journal.
Subelongate adjective Not fully elongated; somewhat elongated.
Subendocardial adjective (Anat.) Situated under the endocardium.
Subendymal adjective [ Prefix sub + endyma .] Situated under the endyma.
Subepidermal adjective Situated immediately below the epidermis.
Subepiglottic adjective (Anat.) Situated under the epiglottis.
Subepithelial adjective (Anat.) Situated under the epithelium.