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slowly in the air; to attract water from the a.\f
DiJL-l-QUi-i'cENCE, 77. A melting in the air.
DiJL-i-Quiis'cENT, a. Melting in the air.
De-li"QUI-ate (de-lik'we-at),ti. 71. Todeliquesce.
DJE-lI" QUI-UM {(ie-\i^''W<i-am),n. [L.] Amelf

ing in the air ; deliquescence ; a fainting.
tDE-LlR'A-MENT, 77. A doting or foolish fancy.
Dr lir'i-oDs, a. Light-headed; raving; doting.
DL-LlR'i-ovs-NESS, 77. The state of one raving.
De-lTr'i-ijm, 77. [L.] A disorder of the uitellect;

alienation of mind, as in fever ; insanity.
De-tir'i-umtre'menf, [L.] {Med.) A disorder of

the brain, almost peculiar to drunkards.
Di2L-!-Til;s'cENCE, 77. Retirement; subsidence.
De-lTv'er, 7). a. Tosetfree; to release ; to rescue:

— to surrender ; to give up : — to speak ; to utter.
Syii. — Deliver from the hands of an enemy :

set free or liberate from prison ; release from bond-
age ; rescue from captivity ; surrender to an ene-
my ; deliver a discourse ; speak the truth ; utter a

De-liv'er-ance, m. Release; rescue; delivery.
De-lTv'er-er, n. One who delivers.
De-liv'er-y, 77. Act of delivering ; deliverance ;

release ; rescue : — a surrender : — pronunciation ;

utterance ; speech : — childbirth.
DiiLL, 71. A pit ; a cavity ; a shady covert ; a dale.
DiiLPH, 77. Earthen-ware. See Delft.
DiiL'puic, a. Relating to Delphi ; oracular.
Di3L'PHjNE,a. Relating to the dauphin of France,

or to an edition of the classics : — relating to the

DlJL'piliN-lTE, 77. {Min.) A variety of epidote.
Del'ta, 77. The Greek letter A : — a term applied

to an alluvial tract of country shaped like thai

letter, between diverging mouths of a river, and

subject to inundation.
DfiL'TiJiD (del'tbld), 77. A triangular muscle.
DiiL'TolD, a. Resembling the Greek letter delta.
De-lud'a-BLE, a. Liable to be deluded or de'

DE-LfiUE', 75. a. To impose upon ; to deceive ; U

clieat; to disappoint ; to mislead.
De-lui)'er, 77. One wlio doliules.
DE-LiJD'!NG,7!. Deception; collusion; falsehood.

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D£l'u(^E (del'luj), n. A general inundation;

an overflowing of water ; a flood.
DiSli'uGE, V. a. To drown ; to overwhelm.
De-lu'§ion (de-lu'zhun), ii. Act of deluding ;

state of being deluded ; deceit; illusion.
De-lu'sive, ) a. Tending to delude ; deceptive ;
De-lu'sq-ry, \ illusory.
DELVE, V. a. To dig; to open with a spade.
DiiLVE (delv), n. [t A cave :] a quantity of coals.
DiiLV'ER, n. One who delves ; a digger.
DEm'a-g5gue (dem'j-gog), n. A ringleader of a

faction ; a popular and factious orator.
DE-MAI^'' ^r De-m£sne' (de-man' or de-men'),

ide-nidn', W. J. F. K. S?n. ; de-man', S. E. Ja. ;

de-man' or de-men', P.J, n. A manor-house and

adjacent land ; estate in land.
De-hand', 1'. a. To ask with authority ; to claim ;

to c:ill for ; to challenge ; to exact.
De-mand', n. A claim ; a question ; a calling.
De-3Iand'a-BLE, a. That may be demanded.
De-mAnd'ant, J!. (Lmo.) A plaintitrin an action.
De-mand'er, 71. One who demands.
D£-MAR-CA'TlON, re. Division; boundary.
DE-MiJAN', V. a. To behave ; to carry one's self.
DE-MiJAN'OR, re. Carriage; behavior; conduct.
De'men-cy, re. Loss of mind or understanding;

folly ; dementia ; insanity.
De-mj3N'tate, v. a. To make mad or insane.
De-mE;n'tate, a. Infatuated ; insane.
De-Men-tA'tiqn, re. Act of making mad or frantic.
DE-MiiNT'ED,a. Insane; mad; infatuated.
De-men' TI-A,n. [L.] {Med.) Insanity ; Aemency.
Dii-MEPH'I-TIZE, V. a. To cleanse from foul air.
De-mer'it, re. Desert of ill or blame ; ill desert.
De-mee'sion (de-mer'shun), re. Immersion.
DE-Mji|'MER-IzE, c. a. To free aom the ftifluence

of Mesmerism.
DE-Mi2SNE' (de-men'), n. See Demain.
D£m'i (dem'e)', [demt, Fr.] A prefix or insepara-
ble [jarticle, used in composition, and signifying

half; as, demig-od. that is, half a god.
D£m'!-D)3v'il (dem'e-dev'vl), re. Half a devil.
Dem'J-god, re. Haifa god ; a great hero.
Dj5m'i-j6hn (dem'e-jon), re. A large glass vessel.
DiJM'i-QUA-VER, ?!.' (Mils.) Half a quaver.
Dem'1-REP, 71. A woman of suspicious character.
DE-M15E', 71. Death of a royal person ; decease.
De-miijE', v. a. To grant at one's death ; to will.
DEM-t-SEai'l-QUA-VER, re. Half a semiquaver.
De-mis'siqn (de-mish'un), re. Degradation.
jDE-MiT', V. a. To depress ; to let fall.
DiJM'i-TiNT, 71. A sort of medial or half-tint.
De-moc'ra-cy, re. A government administered

by the people ; a republic.
Dem'p-crat, re. One devoted to democracy.
DeM-O-crat'ic, ) a. Pertaining to democracy ;
Dem-p-crat'i-cal, i popular.
Dem-p-crat'i-cal-ly, ad. In a democratical

De-moc'ra-tist, re. A democrat. [«.]
De-m6l'ish, v. a. To throw down ; to destroy.
Syn. — Demolish the walls ; overthrow the col-
umns ; raze the city ; dismantle the towers ; de-
stroy the fortifications.
De-mol'isiier, re. One who demolishes.
DE-MOL'isii-MisNT, 7i. Destruction; demolition.
DEM-o-L.l"TipN (dem-o-lish'un), n. Destruction.
De'mon, re. A spirit ; an evil spirit ; a devil.
De-mo'ni-ac, re. One possessed by a demon.
De-mo'ni-Ac, ) a. Belonging to a demon or an
DEivr-O-Nl'A-CAL,, ) evil spirit ; devilish.
De-mS'ni-an, a. Devilish; demoniac.
Df'MON-iijM, n. The worship of demons.
DE-MON-oc'RA-cY, re. Government of demons.
DiJ-MON-OL'A-TRY, M. Worship of demons.
DE-MON-OL'o-f^Y, re. A treatise on evil spirits.
Dii'MpN-SHiP, re! The state of a demon.
De-m6n''stra-ble , a. That may be demonstrated.
De-mon'stra-ble-ness, 7i. The state of being

De-m6n'stra-bly, ad. Evidently ; clearly.

De-mSn'strate [de-mon'strat, S. W. P. J. E. F.'
Ja. K. Sm. R. C. ; dem'on-strat, Wi.], v. a. To
prove with certainty ; to make evident; to evince;
to show by experiment. See Contemplate.
Dem-pn-stra'tipn, re. Act of demonstrating ; in-
dubitable proof.
De-m6n'stra-tive, a. Invincibly conclusive.
De-m6n'str^-txve-ly, ad. Clearly ; plainly.
DJJJi'pN-sTRA-TpR or De-m6n'stra-tpr [dSm'-
un-stra-tur, S. R. Wb. ; dem-un-stril'tur, P. Ja. ;
dera-un-stra'tyr or de-mon'stra-tur, W. K. Sire.],
n. One who demonstrates.
De-mon'stra-to-ry, o. Tending to demonstrate.
De-mor-al-j-za'tion, 71. Destruction of morals.
De-Mor'al-ize, u. a. To destroy the morals of.
DE-MOT'ic,a. Popular; applied to a kind of hiero-

glyphical writing of the ancient Egyptians,
De-mDe'cent, a. Softening; mollit'yiiig.
De-mOe'cent, 7(. {Med.) A softening or molli-
fying application or medicine.
DE-MiJR', V. re. To delay ; to pause ; to hesitate
DE-MiJR', re. Doubt ; hesitation ; a pause.
De-MURE', a. Sober; grave; downcast; modest.
De-mOre'ly, ad. In a demure manner.
De-mOre'ness, re. Affected modesty ; gravity.
De-mur'RA-ble, a. Tliat may be denmrred to.
DE-MiJR'RA^E, n. Delay of a vessel : — an allow-
ance for delaying ships.
De-mUr'rer, ?i. One who demurs. — {Law.) An
issue between the plaintiff and defendant; a stop.
De-my', n, A particular size of paper.
Den, re. A cavern ; the cave of a wild beast.
DElN, V. re. To dwell as in a den.
De-na' Ri-us,n, ; -pi. de-na' Ri-J. [L.] A Ro-
man silver coin, of the value of about 10 cents.
Den'a-ry, a. Containing ten. — re. Ten.
DE-Nj\"TlpN-AL-lZE (de-nash'un-al-iz), v. a. To

deprive of national rights.
De-nat'u-ral-ize, v. a. To make unnatural.
Den'drIte, ?i. {Mill.) A mineral having figures

of trees or shrubs.
Den-drit'ic, a. Veined like the leaves of trees.
DfiN'DROiD, a. Resembling a tree or shrub.
Den-drol'p-^ist, re. One versed in dendrology.
DEN-DROL'p-qfy, n. The natural history of trees.
Den-dr6m'e-ter,w. An instrument for measur-
ing trees,
De-ni'a-ble, a. Capable of being denied.
De-Ni'al, h. Negation ; refusal ; abjuration.
De-ni'er, re. One who denies ; a refuser.
DiJN'l-GRATE [den'e-grat, P. Ja. K. Sm. Wb. ; de-
ni'grat, S. J. F. ; den'e-grat or de-ni'grat, W],
V. a. To blacken, [i?.]
DlsN-l-ZA'TloN, re. The act of enfranchising.
Den'i-zen, re. A foreigner enfranchised.
Den'i-zen (den'e-zn), v. a. To enfranchise.
De-n6m'i-na-ble, a. That may be named.
De-n6m'i-nate, v. a. To confer a name upon, or

give a name to ; to name ; to style.
De-n6m-i-na'tipn, re. Act of naming ; a name:

— a sect or class, as of Christians.
De-nom'i-n^-tive, a. That gives a name.
DE-NOM'i-NA-TpR, re. The giver of a name —
( Vulgar Fractions.) The number below the line-
De-n6t'a-ble, a. Capable of being marked.
DfiN-p-TA'TlpN, re. The act of denoting.
De-note', v. a. To mark ; to signify ; to betoken.
De-n6te'ment, re. A sign ; an indication. Shak.
Denouement (den-o'mang'), n. [Fr.] The
discovery of the plot of a drama or poem ; catas-
De-nounce', v. a. To threaten and censure pub-
licly ; to condemn ; to accuse ; to censure.
De-NoOnce'MENT, re. Denunciation.
De-noOn'cer, re. One who denounces.
De no'vo, [L.J Anew ; from the beginning.
DENSE, a. Close ; compact ; thick ; almost solid.
DiiN'si-TV, re.. Closeness ; compactness.
Dent, 7). a. To mark with a dent ; to indent
Dent, 71. A mark ; an indentation.
DEn'tal, a. Belonging to the teeth.

A, E, I, 6, 0, Y, long ; X, E, i, O, C, Y, short ; A, E, I, Q, V, Y, obscure.— TARB, fXR, FSST, all ; HEIR, HRBi




DSn'tal, n. A letter pronounced principally by
the agency of the teeth. The dentals are d, j, s,
t, z, and D- soft.

Den'taxe, D£n'tat-ed, a. Pointed, like teeth.

Den-ta'tiojj, n. Formation of teeth.

Dent'ed, a. Notched , indented.

Den-tel' LI, n. pi. [It.J {Arch.) Modillions.

DiiN'Ti-CLE, 11. An ornament resembling a tooth;
a projecting point ; dentil.

Den-tic'u-late, ) a. Set with small teeth;

DjpN-Tic'y-LAT-ED, \ having small teeth.

Den-tic-U-la'tion, n. State of being denticu-

Den'ti-form, a. Having the form of teeth.

DEN'Tl-FRiCE, n. A powder for the teeth.

Den'tii., n. A raodillion ; denticle.

Den'tist, n. A surgeon or doctor for the teeth.

DEn'tis-trv, n. The business of a dentist.

DEN-Ti"TlON, n. The breeding of teeth.

Den'toid, a. Resembling a tootli.

De-nu'date, v. a. To make bare by flow of wa-
ter ; to divest ; to strip.

Den-u-da'tion, n. Act of denudating ; a strip-
ping or making naked.

De-nOde', ti. (I. To strip.

De-nun'ci-ate (de-niiu'she-at), v. a. To de-
nounce ; to threaten.

De-nDn-ci-a'tiqn (de-niin-she-a'shun), n. The
act of denouncing ; public menace.

De-nDn'ci-a-TOR (de-nun'she-a-tur), n. One who
denounces or threatens.

De-nDn'ci-a-to-ry (de-nun'she-gi-to-re), a. Con-
taining denunciation ; censorious.

DE-Nif', V. a. To contradict ; to disown ; torefase.
Syn. — He denied the fact, contradicted the state-
ment,. disojcnefZ his connection with it, and refused
compliance with the request.

De-5b'stru-ent, a. Removing obstructions.

De-ob'strv-ent, n. An aperient medicine.

De'p-dand, n. A thing given or forfeited to God.

De-o'dor-Iz-er, n. A disinfecting substance
which destroys fetid effluvia.

De-on-tol'p-^^ist, n. One versed in deontology.

DE-pN-TOL'o-y^y, n. The science of ethics.

De-6x'i-date, v. a. To deoxidize.

De-ox-i-da'tion, ) n. The process of extract-

De-ox'id-ize-ment, \ ing oxygei.

De-6x'[d-ize, v. a. To deprive of oxygen ; to re-
duce to the state of an oxide.

De-part', v. n. To go away ; to leave ; to decease.

De-part'in&, H. A going away; separation.

De-part'ment, n. A province or territorial di-
vision : ^a division of executive government : —
separate part, office, or division.

De-part Mii.VT'AL, a. Relating to a department.

De-part'ure (de-pirt'yur), n. A going away ;
a forsaking ; an abandoning: — death ; decease.

De-pAst'ure (de-p4st'yur), v. n. To pasture.

De-pau'per-ate, v. a. To make poor,

tDE-PEC-U-LA'TloN, n. Peculation.

De-pend', v. n. To hang from ; to rely ; to adhere.

De-pend'ant, n. One who is subordinate or de-
pendent : — written also dependent.

De-pEnd'ence, )n. State of being subordinate ;

De-pEnd'en-cy, ) connection ; trust ; reliance.

De-pexd'ent, a. Hanging down ; subordinate.

De-pEn'd'ent, 71. One subordinate ; a dependant.

De-pEnd'ER, n. One who depends ; a dependent.

De-phleg'mate, •!). a. To clear from phlegm : —
to clear from vvater ; to distil.

DEpii LEG-MA'TION, 71. Separation of phlegm.

DEPil-LO-f/is'Tl-CATE, V. a. To deprive of phlo-
giston, or the principle of inflammability.

De-pict', 7j. a. To paint; to portray ; to describe.

De-pTct'lire (dc-pikt', v. a. To depict.

DiJP'l-LATE, c. a. To pull off hair. [R.]

DEp-i-la'tion, 71. A pulling olTthe hair.

*DE-Pir.'A-TO-Ry [de-pil'fi-tiir e, JV. P. Sm. TVh. ;
de-pl'la-tur-e, S. Ja.], a. Taking away the hair.

*De p(L'A-T9-BY, 71. That which takes away

De-pT'lous or Dep'i-loijs [de-pi'lns, S. W. F. Jiu;
dep'e-las, K. Srn.], a. Without hair.

DEp-lan-ta'tiqn, n. Act of taking up plants.

De-plE'tion, n. An emptying ; a blood-letting.

De-ple'to-ry, a. Causing depletion.

De-plor'a-ble, a. That is to be deplored ; 1am-
entaWe ; sad ; calamitous ; grievous.

De-plor'a-ble-ness,7i. State of being deplorable.

De-plor'a-bly, ad. Lamentably ; miserably.

DEp-lo-ra'tion, ?!. Act of deploring ; lamentation.

De-plore', v. a. To lament ; to bewail ; to mourn.

De-plor'er, 71. Alamenter; a mourner.

De-ploy', v. a. To display ; to open ; to unfold.

DEp-lu-ma'tion,71. Loss of feathers or eyelashes.

DE-PLfiME', V. a. To strip of feathers.

De-po'nent, 7f. (Law.) One who makes a dep-
osition ; a witness. — ( Oram.) A deponent verb.
Syn. — A (/c/)07ie?if gives a deposition as written
testiinony ; a witness gives verbal testimony.

De-p6'nent, a. Notiiig Latui verbs which have
a passive form, but an active meaning.

De-pop'u-late, 7j. a. To dispeople ; to lay waste.

De-p6p'u-l,ate, v. 11. To become dispeopled.

De-p6p-u-la'tipn,7(. Destruction ; havoc ; waste.

De-pop'u-la-tor, 11. One wlio depopulates.

Deport', v. a. To carry ; to demean ; to behave.

fDE-PORT', 7t. Demeanor ; deportment. Milton.

DEP-pR-TA'TlpN, n. Transportation ; exile.

De-p6rt'ment, n. Manner of conducting one's
selfj carriage ; conduct ; bearing ; demeanor.

De-p5§'a-BLE, a. That may be deposed.

De-po'§al, 7i. Act of depriving of sovereignty.

De-po§e', v. a. To degrade ; to divest ; to attest.

De-p6|E', 7).7i. To bear witness : to testify.

De-po5'er,7i. One who deposes or degrades.

De-po^'it v. a. To lay up ; to lodge ; to place.

De POij'iT, 71. That whicli is deposited ; a pledge ;
a pawn ; a security : — a depository.

Syn. — He made a deposit of money ; gave secu-
rity for performance ; gave a pledge ; redeemed
the pawn.

DE-Pof'i-TA-RY, n. One to whom a thing is in-

DEP-p-§T"TlpN (dep-o-zish'un), 77. Act of depos-
ing : — the testimony of a witness or deponent re
duced to writing and signed. See Affidavit.

De-po^'j-tor, 71. One who makes a deposit.

De-p6§'i-tp-ry, n. A place lor lodging any thing.

r>E-Po?'T-TtfM, n. [I/.] A deposit.

I)E-p6T'\de-po') [de-po', K. R. C. ; da-po', Ja.
Sm..],n. [Fr.] A place of deposit ; a magazhie :
— a place for stopping and starting cm a railroad.

DEP-RA-VA'TIpN, 11. Corruption ; depravity.

De-prave', v. a. To make bad ; to corrupt.

De-prav'er, n. One who depraves ; a corrupter^

De prav'i-ty, 71. State of being depraved ; dep-
ravation ; corruption ; a vitiated state.

Syn. — Depravity of mind ; depravation ot
morals; corruption of principle, of language.

DEp're-cate, v. a. To beg off; to pray against.

DEP-RE-CA'TlpN,7i. Prayer against evil ; entreaty.

I)Ep're-ca-tive, ) a. That serves to deprecate ;

1)Ep're-ca-tp-ry, \ entreating; apologetic.

DEp'r^-ca-tor, n. One who deprecates.

De-pre'ci-ate (de-pr5'she-at), v. a. To lower
the price of; to lessen in value ; to disparage.

DE-PRE-ci-A'TlpN (de-pre-she-a'shun), 7^ Act
of depreciating ; decrease of value.

DEp're-date, v. a. To rob ; to pillage ; to spoil.

DEp-RE-DA'TlpN,?i. A robbing; a spoiling : waste.

DEp're-da-tor, 7t. A robber ; a de vomer.

De-prEss', v. a. To cast down; to humble; to
deject ; to dispirit ; to discourage.

De-prEs'sion (de-presh'un), n. Act of depress-
ing ; abasement : — melancholy ; dejection.

De-prEs'sive, a. Tending to depress.

De-prEs'.sor, n. He or that which depresses.

DT>-PRlv'A-ni^E,a. Liable to deprivation.

DEp-RI-VA'TipN, 77. Act of depriving ; loss.

De-prTve', v. a. To take from; to bereave; to

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Syn. — Deprived of comforts ; bereft of children ;
debarred from privileges.
De-priv'er, n. He or that which deprives.
Depth, n. Distance below the surface ; deepness :

— middle : — abstruseness ; obscurity : — sagacity.
De-pul'sion, n. A driving or thrusting away.
De-pijl'so-ry, a. Putting away ; averting.
Dep'v-rate, v. a. To purify ; to cleanse.

Dep' V-RATE, a. Cleansed ; pure ; freed from dregs.
DEp-v-ra'tiqn, m. Act of cleansing.
Dep-u-ta'tiqn, n. Act of deputing ; delegation :

— the persons deputed.

De-PUTE', v. a. To send with a special commis-
sion ; to empower to act ; to delegate.

Di3P'u-TiZE,«. a. To depute. — [Not in good use.]

Dep'u-TY, v. One appointed to act for anotlier; a
representative .- — a lieutenant ; a viceroy.

De-ra^'i-nate, v. a. To pluck up by the roots.

fDE-RAIGN' (de-ran'), v. a. To prove ; to justify.

i)E-RAN(jJE', V. a. To disorder; to disarrange.

De-rang^ed' (de -ranjd'), p. a. Displaced : — dis-
ordered in mind ; insane.

DjE-RAN^tE'MENT, n. Act of deranging; disar-
rangement ; disorder : — mental disorder ; insanity.

Der'e-lTct, n. (Law.) Any thing forsaken or
left by the owner.

Der'e-lict, a. Purposely relinquished ; forsaken.

Der-j;-L1C'tion, n. Act of forsaking ; desertion.

De-ride', B. a. To laugh at; to scoff at ; to mock ;
to jeer ; to ridicule.

De-rid'er, 7i. One who derides ; a scoffer.

DE-RlD'iNa-LY, ad. In a jeering manner.

De-r1'"sion fde-rizh'un), n. Act of deriding or
laughing at ; mockery ; scorn ; ridicule.

Syn. — Derision and mockery are applied to
persons ; ridicule, to persons or things.

De-ri'sive, a. Containing derision ; mocking.

De-ri'sq-ry, a. Mocking ; ridiculing ; derisive.

DE-Riv'^-BLE,a. That may be derived ; deducible.

Der-I-va'tion, n. Act of deriving ; deduction.

DE-R'iv'A-Tl'VE, a. Derived from another.

De-riv'a-tive, n. The thing or word derived.

De-riv'a-tTve-ly, ad. In a derivative manner.

De-rive', v. a. To deduce ; to draw ; to trace.
Syn. — Words are derived from their etymons,
and are traced to their sources: — deduce princi-
ples; draw inferences.

De-riv'er, n. One who derives or draws.

DiJRM, n. The skin or integument of animals.

Der'mal, a. Relating to the derm or skin.

Dernier (dern-y4r' or der'ne-er) [dern-yar', S.
FT. J. F.; (idt'ne-er, P. Sm.],' a. [Ft.] Last;
final : —used only in the phrase dernier resort.

DEr'o-gate, v. a. To disparage ; to diminish.

Djjr'o-gate, v. 11. To detract ; to take away.

Der'q-gate, a. Degraded ; damaged.

Di2R-p-Gl'TIpN, n. A defamation ; detraction.

De-rog'a-to-ri-ly, ad. In a detracting manner.

De-rSg'a-TO-rj-ness, n. State of being deroga-

De-rog'a-to-ry, a. Tending to lessen or de-
grade ; degrading; detracting; dishonorable.

Der'rick, n. (^JVaut.) A tackle consisting of a
double and single block. — (Arch.) A machine
for raising heavy weights.

Der'vis, n. A Turkish priest or monk.

Des'c ANT, n. A song : — a discotirse ; a disputation.

Des-c ant' (114), V. n. To sing : — to discourse.

DE-sciJND' (de-send'), v. n. To come or go down.

De-scijnd'ant, n. The offspring of an ancestor.

De-scisnd'ent, a. Falling ; descending.

DE-scEND-I-BiL'}-TY,7i. State of being descendible.

DE-sciiND'i-BLE, a. That may descend.

DE-sci3N'sipN, n. A going downward ; declension.

De-scen'siqn-al, a Relating to descent.

De-scen'sive, a. Descending ; tending downward.

DE-sciiNT', n. Progress downwards ; declivity;
inclination : — invasion : — birth ; extraction.

De-scrib'a-ble, a. That may be described.

De-scribe', v. a. To define by properties ; to
represent by words ; to delineate ; to mark out.

De-scrTb'er, n. One who describes.

De-scri'er, n. One who descries; a discoverer.

DE-sckiP'TlQN,?!. Act of describing ; delineation
of properties ; representaticm ; definition.

De-scri^p'tive, a. Containing description.

De-scry', v. a. To spy out ; to detect ; to discover.

Diis'E-CRATE,t!. a. To profane by misapplication :
— to divert from a sacred purpose ; to dishonor.

Des-e-cra'tiqn, 7s. Act of desecrating ; profana-

De§'ert, n. A wilderness ; solitude ; waste.

Dii^'ERT, a. Wild ; waste ; solitary ; lonely ; void.

De-§ert', v. a. To forsake ; to abandon ; to leave.

De-^ert', v. n. To run away clandestinely.

De-§ert', n. Claim to reward ; merit or demerits
Syn. — Good or ill desert ; high merit ; just claim ;
moral ivorth.

De-§ert'er, n. One who deserts.

DE-f er'tion, 7J. Act of deserting; dereliction.

DE-§i3RVE', V. n. To be worthy of good or ill.

DE-§iJRVE', V. a. To be vs^orthy of; to merit.

De-§erved' (de-zervd'), p. a. Merited ; earned.

De-|erv'ed-ly (de-zerv'ed-le), ad. Worthily.

De-§erv'er, n. One who merits reward.

De-§erv'ing, a. Worthy; meritorious.

De-serv'ing-ly, arf. Worthily; meritoriously.

DeS-HA-BTlle', n. See Dishabille.

De-sic'cant, n. An application that dries up.

*De-sIc'cate [d9-sik'kat, S. fV. P. J. F. Ja. K.
Sm. R. ; des'e-kat, Wb.], v. a. To dry up.

*DE-stc'cATE,' V. n. To grow dry.

Des-ic-ca'tiqn, n. The act of making dry.

De-sic'ca-tIve, a. Having the power of drying.

De-s'id'er-ate, v. a. To want; to miss; to de-

De-sid'er-a-tTve, a. Implying desire. [sire.

De-sid-er-a' TUM, n. ; pi. de-sTd-er-a' ta.
[L.] Something not possessed, but desired or

*De-sign' (de-sin' or de-zin') [de-sIn', TV. P. J.
F. Sm. C. Wb. ; de-zIn', S. E. Ja. K.],v. a. To
purpose ; to intend ; to plan ; to project ; to
sketch out ; to delineate.

*De-sign' (de-sin' or de-zin'), n. An intention ;
a purpose ; a scheme ; a plan of action ; a sketch,
Sy7i. — He formed a design, cherished an inten-
tion, devised a scheme, executed a purpose, and
made a sketch.

*De-sign'a-ble (de-sin'?-bl), a. Capable of
being designed.

Des'ig-nate fdes'ig-nat, Tf. Ja. K. Sm. Wb. ; de-
sig'nat, P. J.'], V. a. To point out ; to mark.

Des-ig-Na'TIOn, n. Appointment ; direction.

Des'ig-na-tive, a. Appointing ; showing. [/£.]

*De-sign'ed-ly (de-sin'ed-le), ad. Purposely.

*De-sign'er (de-sin'er),7i. One who designs : —
one who forms a plan in painting, &c.

*De-sign'ing (de-sin'ing), p. a. Insidious.

*DE-siGN'iNG (de-sin'ing), n. Act of deline-
ating ; delineation.

*De-sign'ment (de-sin'ment), n. Design. Shak,

De-sIp'i-ent, a. Foolish ;' trifling ; playful.

DE-§fR'A-BLE, a. Worthy of desire ; pleasing.

DE-|iR'A-BLE-Ni3SS, 7i. duality of being desirable.

De-^ire', 71. Wish ; eagerness to obtain or enjoy.

De-§ire', v. a. To wish ; to long for ; to covet.

De-|ir'er, n. One who is eager for any thing.

De-^iir'ous, a. Full of desire ; eager ; coveting.

De-^ir'ovs-ly, ad. Eagerly; with desire.

DE-siR'ous-Niiss, n. Fulness of desire.

•"-•E-siST' [de sist', rv. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. R. C.
Wb. ; de-zist', S.], v. n. To cease from ; to st(,p.

*De-sis'tance, 71. Desisting; cessation.

Desk, n. An inclining table for writers or readers :
— a pulpit.

Des'mine,?!. (Min.) A variety of foliated zeolite.

Des-mol'p-c^y, 7!. That part of anatomy which
relates to the tendons and ligaments.

Dlis'p-LATE, V. a. To depopulate ; to lay waste.

Dfis'p-LATE, a. Laid waste; uninhabited; soli,
tary ; lonely ; comfortless.

D£s'p-LATE-LY, ad. In a desolate manner.

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D£s'p-LAT-ER, n. One who causes desolation.

Des-q-la'tiqn, n. Act of desolating; a desolate
place ; loneliness ; gloominess ; destruction.

Des'p-la-to-ry, a. Causing desolation.

De-spair', 71. Hopeless state ; despondence.

Syn. — Despair or hopelessness checks exertion ;
despondence or despondency unfits for exertion ;
desperation impels to greater exertion.

De-spair', v. n. To be without hope ; to despond.

De-spair'er, n. One without hope.

De-spAir'ing-LY, ad. In a despairing manner.

De-spatch', v. a. To send away hastily j to
hasten : — to kill : — written also dispatch.

De-spatch', yi. Haste; an express ; message.

De-spatch'er, n. He or that which despatches.

De-SPaTCH'FUL, a. Bent on haste. Mdton. [ij.]

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