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JJl-Lu'ri-UM, n. [L.] (Oeol.) A deluge: — a

deposit of earth, sand, &c., caused by a deluge or

flow of water.
Dim, a. Not seeing clearly ; obscure ; not clear.
DfM, V. a. To cloud ; to darken ; to obscure.
Dime, ti. A silver coin of the United States, of

the value often cents.
Di-mEn'sjqn, 71. Space; bulk; extent; capacity.
DJ-MEN'siVE, a. Marking boundaries.
D'i'm'e-tee, a. Having two poetical measures.



DiM'E-TER, n. A verse of two measures.
DI-mid'i-ate, 1). a. To divide into two parts.
Di-MlD-i-A'TiON, 71. Act of halving.
Dl-MiN'iSH,«. a. To make less ; to lessen ; toabat&
Di-MiN'lsil, V. n. To grow less ; to decrease.
Di-MiN-u-EN'DO, 71. [It.] {Mus.) A direction

to the performer to lessen the volume of sound.
DiM-l-Nu'TipN, n. Act of making less ; decrease.
Dl-MlN'u-TiVE, a. Small; little; contracted.
DJ-MiN'LiTiVE, 71. A thing little of thekmd; —

a word expressing littleness, as manikin.
Dl MiN'y-TiVE-LY, ad. In a diminutive manner.
Di-MIN'U-TIVE-Nijss, 71. Smallness ; littleness
DiM'Is-sp-RY [dim'is-sur-e, W. J. F. Ja. Sm. Wb. :

dl-mis'sur-e, IS. K.],a. Dismissing.
DiM'l-TY, n. A fine fustian or cloth of cotton.
Dim'ly, ad. In a dim manner ; obscurely.
DiM'MlSH, a. Somewhat dim.
DiM'NESs, 71. Dulness of sight ; obscurity.
Di-MOR'PHi^M, n. The assumption of two forms.
Di-mor'phous, a. Having two forms.
UiM'PLE, n. An indentation in the cheek or chin.
DiM'PLE, V. n. To form dimples or cavities.
DiM'PLED (dim'pld), a. Set with dimples.
DiM'-siGHT-ED(dim'sit-ed),a. Having weak eyes,
Df Nj n. A loud noise ; a continued sound.
Din, v. a. To stun or confound with noise.
DiN'AR-eHY, n. A government by two persons.
Dine, v. n. & a. To eat or to give a dinner.
Ding, v. a. [i. dinged ; pp. dinging, dinged : —

DUNG is nearly obsolete.] To dash with violence ;

to impress with force.
Ding, v. n. To bluster ; to bounce. [bells.

Ding'dong, n. A word expressing the sound of
DiN'9^l-NESS, 74. The quality of being dingy.
Din'gle, 74. A hollow between hills ; a dale.
Din'^y, a. Dark brown ; dun: — dirty; soiled.
Din'ing-R66m, 74. A room to dine in.
Din'ner, 74^ The chief meal of the day.
Din'ner-Time,74. The time of dining.
Dint, 71. [f A blow ; dent ;] violence ; force.
Dl-NiJ-ME-RA'TlpN, 74. A numbering one by one.
*DT-0(;!'e-SAN or bl-p-CE'SAN [dJ-os'e-san, S. fV.

J. F. Ja. K. R. C; di-os'e-zan, P. Srn. ; dl-o-se'-

san, Bailey, Johnson, Barclay, Dyche, Rees ; dl'o-

se-san, Wb.],n. A bishop, as he stands related

to his own clergy or flock.
*Di-69'e-san, a. Pertaining to a diocese.
Dl'p-CESE, 71. A bishop's jurisdiction; the see of

a bishop ; a bishopric : — written also diocess.
DT-6p'tric, j a. Relating to dioptrics ; aiding
Di-op'TRl-cAL, ( the sight.
Di-op'TRics, 74. pi. That part of optics which

treats of the refraction of light.
Di-pRA'MA [dl-o-ra'ma, Sm. C. ; di-o-ra'mfi, Ja.

Wb.], 74. A revolving optical machine exhibiting

a variety of light and shade.
Di-p-rXm'ic, a. Relating to a diorama.
Dl'p Rl§M, 71. Distinction or definition.
DI-p-Ris'Tlc, a. Relating to diorism; defining.
DI-pR-THo'sis, 74. [Gr.J {Surg.) The art of

straightening crooked limbs.
Dl-6^'MA, 74. {Bot.) A genus of plants.
Dip, v. a. [i. dipped; pp. dipping, dipped;. —

sometimes dipt.] To immerge j to immerse; to

put into any liquor ; to wet.
Dip, v. 71. To sink ; to immergo ; to enter.
Dip, 71. Inclination downward; an angle of in-
clination : — sauce made of fat pork.
DT-piJT'A-LOus, a. Having two flower-leaves.
*DiPH'TH6NG (dip'thong) [dip'thong, S. fV. P.J.

F. Sm. C. ; dif'thong, E. K. ; dif'thong or dip'-
thong, Ja.], 74. A union of two vowels in one

sound ; as, 7)ai7i, CtBsar.
*DiPH-THON'GAL, a. Belonging to a diphthong.
DiPH'YL-LOUS, a. Having two leaves.
Di-pl6'ma, 71. ; pi. Di-PLO'MA§. [Gr.] A writing

conferring some privilege, honor, or authority.
Di-pl6'MA-c Y, 71. The art of making treaties w .tb

foreign states : — a diplomatic body.
DiP'Lp-MATE, 71. A diplomatist. Sydney Smith.



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DTp-XO-MAT-ED, p. a. Made b^ diploma.

DiP-Xig-MAT'ic, a. Respecting diplomacy or envoys.

Dip-LO-mXt'ics, n. pi. The science of decipher-
ing ancient writings, fixing their dates, &.c.

Dl-PLO'MA-TiST, n. One versed in diplomacy.

DlP'PER, n. One that dips : — a ladle.

Dip'Ping-Nee'dle, n. A magnetic needle.

Dip's^s, n. [L.] A venomous serpent.

Di'p'tote, 71. A noun having two cases only.

DiP'TVjeHj n. A register of bishops and martyrs.

Di-RA-Di-A'TlpN, n. Diffusion of rays of light.

DiRE, a. Dreadful; dismal; direful: horrible.

Dl-RiscT', a. Straight; right; open; express.

Di-RiiCT', V. a. To aim ; to regulate ; to order ; to
appoint ; to address ; to conduct ; to manage ; to
control.

Dl-RISCT'ER, 71. One who directs. See Director.

Dl-Ri3c'TipN, n. Aim: — course; tendency: —
order : — superscription.

Syn. — Direction or aim of a weapon ; follow
your directions; obey orders; direction of affairs ;
management of business ; superscription or address
of a letter.

Dl-Ri3c'TlVE, a. Informing ; showing the way.

Di-rect'ly, arf. In a straight line ; immediately.

Dl-RiicT'NESs, n. Straightness ; straight course.

Dl-RJic'TOR, n. One who directs or manages ; a
superintendent ; a guide.

Di-RiiC-To'Ri-AL, a. Directing: — relating to a
directory.

Dl-REC'TO-RY, n. A form of prayer: — a guide-
book : — a rule ; a guide : — a board of directors.

Dl-REc'TO-RY, a. Guiding ; commanding.

Dl-Ri3C'TRESS, 71. A female wlio directs.

Dire'fOl, a. Dire; dreadful; dismal; horrible.

Dire'fOl-ness, 71. Dreadfulness ; horror.

Dl-RiiMP'TIpN (de-rem'shyn), n. Separation.

Dire'ness, 71. Dismalness ; horror.

Dl-RiiP'TlQN, n. The act of plundering.

DlR»E, n. A mournful ditty ; a funeral song.

DiR'i-9^ENT, a. Noting a line in geometry.

Dirk, n. A kind of dagger or poniard.

Dirk, v. a. To stab with a dirk.

DiRTJ n. JVIud ; filth ; mire ; dust ; earth.

Dirt, v. a. To foul ; to soil ; to dirty.

Di'RT'l-LY, ad. In a dirty manner ; filthily,

DiRT'i-NESS, n. State of being dirty.

DiRT'y, a. Foul ; nasty ; filtliy ; sullied; mean.

DiRT'v, V. a. To foul ; to soil ; to disgrace.

Di-rDp'tion, 71. Act of bursting ; disruption.

DiS, an inseparable particle, commonly implying a
privative or negative signification, equivalent to
un ; as, to arm, to disarm

Dis-A-BIL'I-T Y, n. Deprivation of means or power ;
want of power ; inability.

Di'§-a'ble, v. a. To deprive of force ; to weaken.

Dis-a'bled (diz-a'bld),p. a. Deprived of strength.

tDi§-A'BLE-Mi5NT, 71. A disabling ; impediment.

Dis-a-buse' v. a. To undeceive ; to set right.

Dl's-AC-coM'MQ-DATE, V. a. To discommode.

Di's-ac-com-mq-da'tion, n. State of being unfit.

Dis-AC-ctJs'TpMjT;. a. To withdraw from practice.

Dl's-AD-vAN'TACjiE, 71. An unfavorable state or
condition ; loss ; injury to interest.

Dis-ad-vAn'ta^e, v. a. To injure in interest.

Dis-XD-VAl>f-TA'fjJEOi;s, a. Injurious ; hurtful.

Dis-Xd-van-ta'(^eovs-ly, ad. With injury.

Dis-XD-VAN-TA'^Eoys-NJiSS, 71. Injury ; loss.

DIs-AF-FiicT', V. a. To fill with dislike ; to
alienate.

Dis-AF-FiicT'ED, p. a. Alienated; unfriendly.

Di.s-AF-FiJc'TlpN, 71. Dislike; want of atfcction,

Dis-AF-FIRM', V. a. To contradict ; to deny.

Dis-af-firm'ance, 71. Confutation ; negation.

Dis-A-GRiiii', V. n. To differ in opinion ; to quarrel.

DIs-a-grEe'a-ble, a. Not agreeable; unpleas-
ing ; offensive ; unfit.

Dfs-A-GRiiiJ'A-BLE-NESS, n. Unpleasantness.

DTs-A-GREii'A-BLY, aiZ. Unpleasantly ; offensively.

Dis-A-GRiiE'lviENT, n. Want of agreement; dif-
ference ; dissimilitude ; discord.



DIS-AL-LP^^', V. a. To deny ; to refuse : — to ceif

sure.
Dis-AL-Low', V. n. To refuse permission.
Dis-al-low'a-ble, a. Not allowable ; prohibited-
Dis-al-lovv'ance, 71. Prohibition ; refusal.
Di§-AN'i-MATE,7J. a. To deprive of life ; to deject.
Dis-AN-NEX', V. a. To disjoin ; to separate.
Dis-AN-NUL', V. a. To make void ; to annul.
Dis-AP-PAR'EL, V. a. To disrobe ; to undress.
Dis-ap-pear',7). n. To be lost to view ; to vanish.
Dis-ap-pear'ance, 7(. Act of disappearing.
Dis-AP-POiNT', V. a. To defeat of expectation ; to

balk ; to deprive of ; to frustrate.
Dis-AP-POiNT'MENT, n. Act of disappointing ;

failure of expectation.
Dls-AP-PRp-BA'TipN, n. Act of disapproving ;

dislike ; a disapproval ; censure.
Dis-AP'PRp-BA-Tp-RY, a. Implying censure.
Dis-AP-PRO'PRl-ATE,ti. a. To ;iptroprlate wrong.
Dis-ap-prov'al, 77. Disapprobation; censurc-
Dis-ap-pr6ve', v. a. To dislike ; to censure.

Syn. — Disapprove the act; dislike the person ;

censure the conduct.
Di§i-arm', v. a. To deprive of arms ; to divest of.
Dis-ar'MA-MENT, 71. Act of disarming.
Di|-ARM'j;R, n. One who deprives of arms.
Dis-ar-rAn^e', v. a. To put out of order; to

derange.
Dis-AR-RANGE'MENT,7i. Disorder; derangement.
Dis-AR-RAY', V. a. To undress ; to overthrow-
Dis-AR-RAY', 77. Disorder ; confusion ; undress.
Di§-as'ter, n. Misfortune ; grief; calamity.
Di§-as'trous, a. Unlucky ; unhappy ; calamitous.
Dl§-As'TRoys-L¥, ad. In a disastrous manner.
Dif-AS'TROUS-NiJSS, 77. Unluckiness ; calamity.
Dis-A-v60CH', V. a. To retract profession.
Dls-A-v6w', V. a. To disown; to deny; to dis-
claim ; to dissent from.
Dfs-A-vow'AL, 77. Act of disavowing ; denial.
D'i^-JbXnd', v. a. To dismiss from military service ;

to set at liberty ; to disperse.
DT§-bXnd', v. n. To retire from service.
Di^-BARK',?). a. To divest of bark : — to disembark.
Dis-BE-LiiJF' (dis-be-lef), n. Refusal to believe ;

want of belief ; unbelief.
Dfs-BE-LIEVE' (dis-be-lev'), v. a. Not to credit.
Dis-be-liev'er, 77. One who refuses belief; in-

Jidel.
Di§-b6w'el, v. a. To take out the intestines of.
Di§-BUR'DEN (diz-biir'dn), v. a. To unload.
Di§-Bi]R'DEN (diz-biir'dn),7).7i. To ease the mind.
Dl§-BiJRSE', V. a. To spend or lay out, as money.
Di§-BtJRSE'MENT, 77. Act of disbursing ; sum

spent ; expenditure.
Di^-BiJRS'ER, 77. One who disburses.
Disc, 77. The face of the sun, &c. See Disk.
Dis-card', v. a. To dismiss from service ; to cast

off ; to reject.
Dl's-CASE', 71. a. To strip ; to undress.
Dl§-CERN' (djz-zern', 66), v. a. To descry ; to

see; to perceive ; to distinguish ; — to judge.
Dl^-ciJRN' (diz-zern'), v. n. To make distinction.
Di§-cern'er (diz-zem'er), 77. One who discerns.
Di§-CERN'!-BLE (djz-zer'ne-bl), a. Perceptible.
Dl^-ciERN'l-BLE-NiJSS (djz-zem'-), n. Vislbleness.
Dis-cern'i-bly (diz-zer'ne-ble), ad. Perceptibly.
Di^-CERN'JNG (diz-zern'ing), 77. Discernment.
Di.^-CERN'ing (diz-zern'ing), p. a. Judicious.
Di^-cern'MENT (diz-zern'ment), n. Act of dis-
cerning ; penetration; sagacity; judgment.

Syn. — Discernment to distinguish ; penetration

or sagacity to perceive ) discrimination to mark

differences ; judgment to decide.
DiR-ciJRP', V. a. To tear in pieces ; to break.
Dis-cisRP-TI-BlL'l-TY, n. State of being dis-

ccrptible.
Dis-cisRP'Tl-BLE, a. Frangible; separable.
Dis-CERP'TipN, 77. The act of pulling to pieces.
Dis-chari^e', 7). a. To disburden; to unload :—'

to pay : — to execute : — to dismiss ; to release.
Dl3-CHJVRf/E', V. n. To break up ; to explode.



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Dis-chXr9-e', n. A vent ; explosion : — dismission ;
release ; ransom : — payment : — execution.

Dis-CHAR9'ER, n. One who discliarges.

Dis-ci'PLE, n. One who follows the teachings of
another ; a follower ; a learner ; a scholar.

Dis-cI'PLE, V. a. To teach ; to instruct.

Dis-cI'PLE-SHiP, 71. The state of a disciple.

Dis'ci-PLiN-A-BLE, a. Capable of discipline;
teachable ; docile.

DIs'ci-plTn-a-ble-ness, n. Docility.

Dis'ci-PLIN-ANT, n. One of a religious order.

DiS-ci-PLl-Ni'Ri-AN, a. Pertaining to discipline.

Dis-ci-PLl-NA'Rl-AN, n. One strict in discipline.

Dis'ci-PLi-NA-RY, a. Pertaining to discipline.

Dis'ci-PLINE, V. Instruction and government;
art of training ; rule; order; military regulation :
— correction ; chastisement.

Dis'ci-PLlNE, ?,'. a. To instruct and govern ; to
educate ; to regulate ; to chastise ; to reform.

Dis-CLAIM', V. a. To disown ; to renounce.

Syn. — He disclaimed the honor, disowned the
relationship, and renounced the claim.

Dxs-CLAIM'ER, n. One who disclaims. — {Law.)
An express or implied denial ; renunciation.

Dis-CLOSE', V. a. To uncover ; to reveal ; to tell.

Dis-clo§'er, n. One who discloses.

Dis-CL6§'URE (dis-klo'zhiir), 7«. Act of disclosing.

Dis'coiD, n. A shell resembling a disk.

Dis-coid'al, a. Having the form of a disk.

DIs-col'or, v. a. To stain ; to change the color of.

D'is-COL-OR-A'TION, m. Change of color ; stain.

Dis-com'fit, v. a. To defeat ; to vanquish.

Dis-coM'FiT,_ ) n. Defeat ; overthrow ; van-

Dis-com'fi-ture, \ quishment.

Dis-coM'FpRT,?!. Trouble; uneasiness; sorrow.

Dis-com'fort, v. a. To grieve ; to sadden.

Dls-cpM-MEND', V. a. To blame ; to censure.

DIs-Com-MEND'a-ble, a. Blamable ; censurable.

Dis-com-mEnd'a-ble-ness, n. Blamableness.

Dis-com-men-dA'tion, 71. Blame; reproach.

Dis-cpm:-m|nd'er, n. One who discommends.

Dis-com-MODE', «. a. To put to inconvenience ;
to disquiet ; to disturb ; to incommode.

Dls-cpM-Mo'Dl-OUS, a. Incommodious.

Dis-cpM-MO'Di-oys-NiJSS, n. Inconvenience.

Dis-com'mpn, 73. a. To deprive of privileges.

Dis-cpM-PO§E', ?;. a. To disorder ; to disturb.

Dis-cpM-PO^ED', p. a. Disturbed; disordered.

Dis-coM-POs'URE (dis-kom-po'zhur), ii. State of
being discomposed ; disorder.

Dis-cpN-CERT', V. a. To unsettle ; to discompose.

Dis-cpN-FORM'i-TY, 71. Want of conformity.

DTs-cpN-GBfl'l-TY, n. Incongruity.

Dis-cpN-NECT', V. a. To separate ; to disjoin.

Dis-cpN-NECT'ED, p. a. Disunited; disjoned.

Dis-coN-NEc'TipN, 77. Disunion ; separation.

DIs-con'se-crate, v. a. To deprive of conse-
cration.

Dis-coN'sp-LATE, a. Void of consolation ; afflict-
ed; hopeless; sorrowful; sad. [manner.

DTs-CON'sp-LATE-LY, ad. In a disconsolate

Dis-coN'sp-LATE-NESS, n. Want of consolation.

DIs-cpiv-TENT', 71. Want of content ; uneasiness.

Dis-con-tent', a. Uneasy ; discontented.

Dis-CON-TENT', V. a. To dissatisfy ; to make un-
easy.

DTs-con-tent'ed, p. a. Uneasy ; dissatisfied.

DTs-con-teivt'ed-ness, n. Dissatisfaction.

Dis-cpN-Tii;NT'MENT,7i. Inquietude; discontent.

Dls-cpN-TiN'y-ANGE, 71. Cessation ; intermission.

DIs-cpN-TiN-u-A'TipN, 77. Act of discontinuing ;
cessation ; discontinuance.

DTs-cpN-TiN'UE, V. n. To leave ofT; to cease.

Dls-cpN-TtN'UE, V. a. To break otT; to interrupt.

Dts-cON-TiN'u-ER, n. One who discontinues.

Dis-CON-Tl-Nu'i-TY, 77. Disunity of parts; ces-
sation.

tDTs-cpN-TlN'tr-oDs, a. Discontinued ; broken ofT.

bi's'coRD, n. Wantof concord ; contention ; strife ;
disagreement : — contrariety of sounds.

Syn. — Discord in families ; strife among neigh-



l)ors. — Disagreement in opinion often causes dig^
sensions or angry contentions.

Dis-cor'dance, 'In. Want of concord ; discord i

Dis-cor'dan-cy, ( disagreement.

Dis-cor'dant, a. Inconsistent ; inharmonious.

Dis-cor'dant-ly, ad. In a discordant manner.

Dfs'coONT, 71. A sum deducted for prompt or ad-
vanced payment ; a deduction ; an allowance.

Dis-CoOnt' (114) [dis-kbunt'. S. JV. P. J. E. F. Ja.
K. Sm. R. C. ; dis'kbunt, ffb. Recs], v. a. To
pay back again : — to deduct ; to make a discount ;
— to advance on discount.

DTs-coiTnt'a-ble, a. That may be discounted.

Dis-coOn'te-nance, n. Disfavor ; slight.

DTs-coun'te-nance, v. a. To discourage ; to
abash ; to slight ; to disregard.

Dis-coOn'te-nan-cer, n. One who discourages.

Dis-cotJR'A(JE (dis-kiir'aj), v. a. To depress ; to
deprive of confidence ; to deter ; to dissuade.

Dis-COUR'A^E-MENT, 77. Act of discouraging ;
determent ; cause of fear.

Dis-cour'aCj^^-er, 77. One who discourages.

Dis-cour'a(j^-ing, p. a. Tending to discourage.

Dis-c6urse' (dis-kors'), m. Conversation; a ser-
mon ; a speech ; a treatise ; a dissertation.

Dis-c6urse',7). 77. To converse ; to talk ; to reason.

Dis-couRSE' (dis-kors'),^'. o. To treat of ; to discuss.

D'is-cours'eb, 71. One who discourses.

Dis-c6uR's|VTJ, a. Interlocutory ; discursive, [u.1

*Dis-couR'TE-oiJS (dis-kur'te-us or dis-kort'yus)
[dis-kiir'chus, S. JV. ,• dis-k'ur'che-iis, P. ; dis-
kiir'te-iis, J. C. ; dis-kUrt'yus, F. ; dis-kor'te-us,
./«. ; dis kort'yus, K. Sm.], a. Uncivil ; rude.

^DTs-cour'te-oDs-ly, ad. Rudely ; uncourteously.

*Dis-coiiR'TE-SY (dis-kur'te-se), 77. Incivility.

Dis'cous, a. Broad ; flat ; wide ; like a disk.

Dis-cov'er, 71. a. To show ; to disclose ; to reveal ;
to espy : — to find out ; to detect. See Invent.

Dis-cov'er-a-ble, a. That may be discovered.

DJs-cov'ER-ER, 77. One who discovers.

Dis-cov'ER-Y, 77. Act of finding; disclosure.

Dis-CRED'iT,' 77. Want of credit or good reputation ;
ignominy ; reproach ; disgrace.

Sy7i. — A bankrupt incurs discredit; a felon,
ignominy ; an offender, reproach ; an expelled
student, disgrace,

DTs-cred'it, v. a. To disgrace ; to distrust.

Dis-CRED'IT-A-BLE, a. Disgraceful; reproachful.

Dis-CREET', a. Prudent; circumspect; cautious.

DJs-CREET'LY, ad. Prudently; cautiously.

Dis-creet'ness, 77. Prudence; discretion.

*Dls'cRE-PANCE [dis'kre-pans, S. W. P. E. J. F.
Ja. K. Sm. R. ; djs-krep'ans, Wb. Maunder], n.
Difference ; contrariety ; disagreement.

*Drs'cRE-PAN-CY, 77. Same as discrepance.

*DTs'CRE-PANT, a. Different; disagreeing.

DiS-CRETE'[dis-kr5t', W. P.J. F. Ja. K. Sm. Wb.
dis'kret, S. Jish],a. Distinct; disjoined; not
concrete; disjunctive; not continued.

Dis-CRE"TipN (dis-kresh'un), 77. Prudence ; wise
management : — liberty of acting at pleasure.

Dls-CRE"TipN-AL (dis-kresh'iin-al), a. Left to dis-
cretion or choice ; unlimited ; discretionary.

Dls-CRi!:"TlpN-AL-LY, ad. At pleasure ; at choice.

Dis-CRE"TlpN-A-RY (dis-kresli'un-a-re), a. Left
to discretion or choice ; unlimited ; unrestrained.

*Dls-CRE'TlVE [dis-kre'tiv, W. P. Ja. Sm. R. f¥b.;
dis'kre-tiv, S. K.], a. Separate ; distinct.

*Dis-cr'e'T!VE-ly, ad. In a distinguishing manner.

Dis-crim'i-Wa-BLE, a. Distinguishable.

Dis-cR'iM'i-NATE, V. a. To observe the difference
between ; to distinguish ; to separate.

Dis-CrTM'i-nate, a. Discriminated ; distinct.

Dis-CRiM'i-NATE-LY, ad. Distinctly.

Dis-CRiM'i-NATE-NESS, 77. Discrimination.

DJs-CRiM-i-NA'TipN,7). Actorfaculty of discrimi-
nating ; discernment ; distinction ; a mark.

Dis-cbim'i-na-tive, a. Making discrimination.

Dis-CR'iM'i-NA-TlVE-Ly, ad. With discrimination.

Dis-cu'Bl-Tp-RY, a. Fitted to the posture oi
leaning.



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fDKs cCl'pate, ». a. To exculpate.

Dis-cDm'ben-cy, n. Act of leaning at meals.

Dis-cuM'BEE, V. a. To unburden ; to disengage.

Dis-ciJR'siON. 71. Discursive procedure.

I)is-ciiE'S}VE, a. Desultory; argumentative.

Dis-cur'sive-ly, ad. In a discursive manner.

Dis-cuR'sivE-NESS, n. State of being discursive.

Dis-ciJR'sp-RY, a. Argumentative ; discursive.

Dls-ciiR'sys, n. [L.] {Logic.) Argumentation.

Dis'cus, n. [L.] L. pi. Dis'cii Eng. Dis'cys-E§.
A quoit ; a flat piece of iron ; a disk.

DiS-cuss', V. a. To examine ; to debate ; to sift:
— to disperse, as morbid matter.

Syn. — Discuss the point ; examine the subject ;
debate the question.

Dls-ctJss'ER, 7U One who discusses ; examiner.

Djs-c trs-sioN (dis-kush'un), n. Act of discussing ;
examination ; disquisition ; agitation.

Dis-cus'siVE, ffl. Discussing; dissolving.

Dis-cO'TIENT (dis-ku'shent), n. A medicine.

DJ^-DAIN', V. a. To scorn ; to despise ; to contemn.

Dl§-DAIN', n. Clonterapt ; scorn ; haughtiness.

Di§-dain'ful, a. Expressing disdain ; haughty ;
contemptuous ; scornful ; fastidious.

Di§-dain'ful-lv, ad. With haughty scorn.

Di§-dain'fOl-ness, n. Contemptuousness.

Di§-J2ASE' (diz-ez'), m. Distemper ; malady.

Syn. — Di.sease in man ; distemper in brutes ; a
slight complaint or disorder ; a painful malady.

Dl^-iJA^E', V. a. To afflict with disease ; to infect.

Dis-iiA§ED' (diz-Szd')) ?• a- Affected by disease.

Di§-EAS'ED-Nj3SS (diz-S'zed-nes), K. Sickness.

DIs-EM-BARK', V. a. To land, as troops from a ship.

Dis-EM-BARK', w. n. To land ; to go ashore.

DIs-EM-BAR-KA'TiON, n. Act of disembarking.

Dis-em-bar'rass, «. a. To free from embarrass-
ment or clog ; to liberate.

Dls-EM-BAR'RASS-MJiNT, n. Liberation.

Dis-EM-BiJL'LisH, V. a. To di.vest of embellishment.

Dis-EM-BiT'TER, V. a. To free from bitterness.

Dis-EM-BOD'lED, a. Divested of the body ; incor-
poreal.

Dis-em-b6d'y, v. a. To divest of the body : — to
discharge from military service.

DIs-EM-BoeaE' (dls-era-bog'), v. a. To pour out
at the mouth, as a river ; to discharge.

Dis-EM-BOGUE', V. n. To gain a vent ; to flow.

Dis-EM-BOGUE'MENT, n. Act of discharging.

Dis-EM-BOS'pM (dis-em-buz'um), v. a. To un-
bosom ; to disclose.

Dis-EM-BOVV'EL, V. a. To take out the bowels of.

Dls-EM-BRoiL,', V. a. To free from trouble.

DIs-EN-CHANT', V. a. To free from enchantment.

DIs-EN-CHANT'MENT, n. Act of disenchanting.

Dis-en-cDm'ber, v. a. To disburden ; to free.

DIs-EN-cuM'BRANCE, n. Liberation; freedom.

DTs-EN-GAf^E', V. a. To release ; to clear ; to free.

Dis-EN-GA(iE', V. n. To set one's self free from.

Dis-EN-GAyED' (dls-en-gajd'), p. a. Disjoined;'
disentangled ; free ; vacant ; being at leisure.

DIs-en-gA(^'ed-ness, n. State of being disen-
gaged,

Dis-EN-GAqiE'niENT, n. Release ; vacancy.

Dis-en-no'bi,e,d. a. To deprive of rank.

Dis-en-roll', v. a. To erase from a roll or list.

Di's-en-tXn'gle, v. a. To unravel ; to set free.

Dis-EN-TXN'GLE-MENT, n. Disengagement.

Dis-ex-thrall', v. a. See Disinthuall.

Dis-en-thr6ne', v. a. To depose ; to dethrone.

Dfs-E>-Ti'TLE, V. a. To deprive of title.

Dis-EN-TOMB' (dis-en-tom'), «• «• To disinter.

D(s-en-trance', v. a. To awaken from a trance.

Dis-Es-TEE.M', w. Disregard; dislike.

Dis-iiS-Tj-MA'Tloiv, n. Disrespect ; disesteem,

Dis-FA'vpR, n. Discountenance ; dislike.

Dis-FA'VOR, «. a. To discountenance ; to oppose.

Dls-FA'vpR-ER, n. A discountenanccr.

Dis-FlG-i;-RA'TipN, n. The act of disfiguring.

Dis-fig'vre, v. a. Toi deform; to deface; to
mangle.

Dis-FlG'vRE-MiiNT, n. Defacement of beauty.



Dis-frXn'chi§e, v. a. To deprive of the rights
and privileges of a free citizen.

Dis-FKiN'cHl^E-MiiNT, 71. Act of disfranchising.

Dts-FiJR'NiSH, V. a. To deprive ; to unfurnish.

Di^-GAR'NISH, V. a. To strip of ornaments.

Dis-GjiB'Ri-spN, V. a. To deprive of a garrison.

DI§-g6r9^e', v. a. To vomit; to pour out with
force ; to discharge.

Di5-GbR(^E'MENT, n. Act of disgorging.

Dis-GRACE', 7j. State of ignominy ; dishonor;
shame ; disfavor ; discredit.

Di§-GRACE', V. a. To dishonor ; to bring to shame.

Dis-GRACE'FUL, a. Shameful ; ignominious ; base.

Di'I-grace'fOl-ly, ad. Ignominiously ; basely.

Di§-GRACE'F0L-NJ3SS, n. Ignominy ; disgrace.

Di§-gra9'er, 71. One who exposes to shame.

Di^-fiUl^E' (diz-giz'), V. a. To conceal by an un-
usual dress ; to disfigure ; to change the form of :
— to injure by liquor.

Di§-jGUI§e' (diz-giz'), n. Counterfeit show ; mask

Di§ £!Ui§'ER (diz-5iz'er), n. One who disguises.

Di§-GUST',7i. Aversion ; dislike ; disrelish ; nausea,

DJ^-GUST', V. a. To offend ; to produce aversion.

Di^-GUST'ful, a. Causing disgust ; disgusting.

Di§-GUST'iNG,p. a. Causing disgust ; offensive.

Dis-gijst'ing-ly, ad. In a manner to disgust.

DisH, 71. A vessel for serving up food : — food.

Dish, v. a. To serve or put in a dish. [dress.

Dis-HA-BILLE' (dis-a-bil'), n. Undress; loose

DiSH'cLoTH, 71. A cioth for wiping dishes.

Dis-HEART'EN (dis-har'tn), v. a. To discourage.

L)iSHi3R'l-§ON, 71. See Disinherison.

Di-siiiiv'EL (de-shev'el), v. a. To spread loosely.

DisH'FULJ ?i. As much as a dish will hold.

DiSH'lNG, a. Concave ; hollow.

Di's-HoN'EST (diz-on'est), a. Not honest ; void of
p'robity ; faitliless ; fraudulent ; — unchaste.

Di§HON'EST-LV (diz-on'est-le), ad. In a dishon-
est manner ; faithlessly ; wickedly.

Dis-h6n'es-tv (diz-on'es-te), n. Want of hon-
esty; faithlessness ; fraud ; knavery: — n.nchastity.

Di^uon'qr (diz-on'ur), 7i. Disgrace ; shame.

Dj^hon'pr (diz-on'ur), v. a. To disgrace; to
bring shame upon ; to treat with indignity.

Dj§-h6n'pr-a-ble (diz-on'ur-a-bl), a. 5fot hon-
orable ; shameful ; reproachful ; ignominious.



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