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Meaning of DEJECTION

Pronunciation:  di'jekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of melancholy depression
  2. [n]  solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

DEJECTION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: BM, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, stool
 See Also: body waste, crap, depression, dirt, dog do, dog shit, dog turd, doggy do, droppings, dung, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product, meconium, melaena, melena, muck, poop, shit, shite, turd



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*jec"tion\, n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F.
1. A casting down; depression. [Obs. or Archaic] --Hallywell.

2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.

         Adoration implies submission and dejection. --Bp.

3. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune;
   mental depression; melancholy.

         What besides, Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,
         Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring.

4. A low condition; weakness; inability. [R.]

         A dejection of appetite.              --Arbuthnot.

5. (Physiol.)
   (a) The discharge of excrement.
   (b) F[ae]ces; excrement. --Ray.

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