English dictionary


de-emphasize |dɪˈemfəˌsaɪz| — reduce the emphasis

de-escalate |ˌdiːˈeskəleɪt| — diminish in size, scope, or intensity

de-ice |ˌdiː ˈaɪs| — make or become free of frost or ice

deacon |ˈdiːkən| — a Protestant layman who assists the minister

deaconess |ˈdiːkənəs| — a woman deacon

deactivate |ˌdiːˈæktɪveɪt| — remove from active military status or reassign

deactivation  — breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

dead |ded| — people who are no longer living

dead-beat |ˈdedˈbiːt| — Alternative spelling of deadbeat.

dead-end |ˈded ˈend| — lacking opportunities for development or advancement

dead-line |ˈdedlaɪn| — Common misspelling of deadline.

dead-set  — (hunting) The rigid pose a hunting dog assumes when pointing out game to a hunter.

dead-water |ˈdedˌwɔːtə| — (nautical) The eddying water under a slow-moving ship's counter.

dead-wood |ˈdedwʊd| — Used other than as an idiom: see dead,‎ wood.

deadbeat |ˈdedbiːt| — someone who fails to meet a financial obligation

deaden |ˈdedn| — make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

deadend |ˈdedˈend| — Alternative spelling of dead-end.

deadeye |ˈdedaɪ| — a dead shot

deadfall |ˈdedˌfɔːl| — (US) A kind of trap for large animals, consisting of a heavy board or log that falls on to the prey.

deadhead |ˈdedhed| — a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way

deadlight |ˈdedˌlaɪt| — a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather

deadline |ˈdedlaɪn| — the point in time at which something must be completed

deadliness |ˈdedlɪnəs| — the quality of being deadly

deadlock |ˈdedlɑːk| — a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

deadly |ˈdedlɪ| — as if dead

deadpan |ˈdedpæn| — without betraying any feeling

deadwood |ˈdeˌdwʊd| — a branch or a part of a tree that is dead

deaf |def| — people who have severe hearing impairments

deaf-aid |ˈdef eɪd| — an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing

deaf-and-dumb |ˈdefənˈdʌm| — lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

deaf-mute |mjuːt| — a deaf person who is unable to speak

deafen |ˈdefn| — be unbearably loud

deafening |ˈdefnɪŋ| — loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

deafness |ˈdefnəs| — partial or complete loss of hearing

deal |diːl| — a particular instance of buying or selling

dealer |ˈdiːlər| — someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

dealership |ˈdiːlərʃɪp| — a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area

dealing |ˈdiːlɪŋ| — method or manner of conduct in relation to others

dealings |ˈdɪlɪŋz| — social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

dealt |delt| — simple past tense and past participle of deal

dean |diːn| — an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college

deanery |ˈdiːnərɪ| — the official residence of a dean

dear |dɪr| — a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

dearborn |ˈdɪrˌbɔːrn| — A light four-wheeled wagon.

dearie |ˈdɪrɪ| — a special loved one

dearly |ˈdɪrlɪ| — in a sincere and heartfelt manner

dearness |ˈdɪənəs| — the quality possessed by something with a great price or value

dearth |dɜːrθ| — an acute insufficiency

deary |ˈdɪrɪ| — a special loved one

death |deθ| — the event of dying or departure from life

death-adder |ˈdeθˌædə| — A snake of the genus Acanthophis, a group of highly venomous elapids found in Australia and New Guinea.

death-bell |ˈdeθbel| — a bell rung to indicate a death.

death-mask |ˈdeθ mæsk| — A plaster or similar cast of a person's face after death.

death-rate |ˈdeθ reɪt| — mortality rate

death-rattle |ˈdeθˌrætl| — The raspy or gurgling sound sometimes made by a person as he or she draws in or expels the final breaths in the moments before dying.

death-roll |ˈdeθ rəʊl| — a list of persons killed in a war or other disaster

death-toll |ˈdeθtəʊl| — The number of dead as a result of a war, natural disaster or other incident.

death-warrant |ˈdeθ wɒrənt| — A warrant that authorizes capital punishment.

deathbed |ˈdeθbed| — the last few hours before death

deathblow |ˈdeθbləʊ| — the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

deathless |ˈdeθləs| — never dying

deathlike |ˈdeθlaɪk| — having the physical appearance of death

deathly |ˈdeθlɪ| — to a degree resembling death

deathtrap |ˈdeθtræp| — any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed

deathwatch |ˈdeˌθwɑːtʃ| — minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers

deb |deb| — a young woman making her debut into society

debacle |dɪˈbɑːkl| — a sudden and violent collapse

debar |dɪˈbɑːr| — bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

debark |dɪˈbɑːrk| — go ashore

debarkation |ˌdiːbɑːrˈkeɪʃən| — the act of passengers and crew getting off of a ship or aircraft

debarment |dəˈbɑːrmənt| — the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)

debase |dɪˈbeɪs| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

debasement |dəˈbeɪsmənt| — being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

debasing |dəˈbeɪsɪŋ| — used of conduct; characterized by dishonor

debatable |dɪˈbeɪtəbl| — open to doubt or debate

debate |dɪˈbeɪt| — a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal

debater |dɪˈbeɪtər| — someone who engages in debate

debating |dəˈbeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of debate.

debauch |dɪˈbɔːtʃ| — a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

debauched |dɪˈbɔːtʃt| — unrestrained by convention or morality

debauchee |dɪˌbɔːˈtʃiː| — a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

debauchery |dɪˈbɔːtʃərɪ| — a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

debenture |dɪˈbentʃər| — the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future

debilitate |dɪˈbɪlɪteɪt| — make weak

debilitating |dəˈbɪləˌtetɪŋ| — impairing the strength and vitality

debilitation |dɪˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən| — serious weakening and loss of energy

debility |dɪˈbɪlətɪ| — the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

debit |ˈdebɪt| — an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing

debonair |ˌdebəˈner| — having a sophisticated charm

debouch |dɪˈbaʊtʃ| — march out (as from a defile) into open ground

debridement  — surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

debrief |ˌdiːˈbriːf| — put someone through a debriefing and make him report

debriefing |dəˈbriːfɪŋ| — report of a mission or task

debris |dəˈbriː| — the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

debt |det| — the state of owing something (especially money)

debtor |ˈdetər| — a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt

debunk |ˌdiːˈbʌŋk| — expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

debus |ˈdebəs| — To get off a bus (usually military)

debut |deɪˈbjuː| — the act of beginning something new

debutant |ˈdebjʊtɑːnt| — A male who débuts, or appears for the first time.

debutante |ˈdebjʊtɑːnt| — a young woman making her debut into society

decachord |ˈdekəkɔːd| — An Ancient Greek musical instrument with ten strings, resembling the harp.

decadal |ˈdekədl| — Of or pertaining to the number ten, a group of ten things, or to a decade

decade |ˈdekeɪd| — a period of 10 years

decadence |ˈdekədəns| — the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

decadency  — the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

decadent |ˈdekədənt| — a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)

decagon |ˈdekəɡɑːn| — a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles

decagonal |dəˈkæɡʌnl| — Shaped like a decagon.

decagram |ˈdekəˌɡram| — 10 grams

decagramme  — (British) Alternative spelling of decagram.

decahedral |ˌdekəˈhiːdrəl| — having ten plane surfaces

decalcify |diːˈkælsʌfaɪ| — lose calcium or calcium compounds

decaliter  — a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters

decalitre |ˈdekəliːtər| — a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters

decalogue |ˈdekəlɒɡ| — the biblical commandments of Moses

decameter  — a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

decametre |ˈdekəmiːtər| — a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

decamp |dɪˈkæmp| — leave a camp

decampment |dɪˈkæmpmənt| — the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)

decanal |ˈdekənl| — Pertaining to a dean or deanery.

decandrous |dɪˈkændrʌs| — Of or pertaining to the Linnaean class of plants Decandria

decangular |deˈkæŋɡjʊlə| — (rare) Having ten angles.

decant |dɪˈkænt| — pour out

decanter |dɪˈkæntər| — a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water

decaphyllous |ˌdekəˈfɪləs| — (botany) Having ten leaves.

decapitate |dɪˈkæpɪteɪt| — cut the head of

decapitation |dɪˌkæpɪˈteɪʃn| — execution by cutting off the victim's head

decapod |ˈdekəˌpɑːd| — crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

decarbonate |diːˈkɑːrbəˌneɪt| — remove carbon dioxide from

decarbonize |ˌdiːˈkɑːrbənaɪz| — remove carbon from (an engine)

decasyllabic |ˌdekəsɪˈlæbɪk| — having or characterized by or consisting of ten syllables

decathlete |dɪˈkæθlɪt| — (athletics) an athlete who competes in a decathlon

decathlon |dɪˈkæθlən| — an athletic contest consisting of ten different events

decay |dɪˈkeɪ| — the process of gradually becoming inferior

decayed |dəˈkeɪd| — damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless

decaying |dəˈkeɪɪŋ| — Present participle of decay.

decease |dɪˈsiːs| — the event of dying or departure from life

deceased |dɪˈsiːst| — someone who is no longer alive

decedent |deˈsiːdənt| — someone who is no longer alive

deceit |dɪˈsiːt| — the quality of being fraudulent

deceitful |dɪˈsiːtfl| — intended to deceive

deceitfulness |dɪˈsiːtfʊlnəs| — the quality of being crafty

deceive |dɪˈsiːv| — be false to; be dishonest with

deceived |dəˈsiːvd| — simple past tense and past participle of deceive

deceiver |dɪˈsiːvər| — someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

deceiving |dəˈsiːvɪŋ| — Present participle of deceive.

decelerate |ˌdiːˈseləreɪt| — lose velocity; move more slowly

deceleration |ˌdiːseləˈreɪʃn| — a decrease in rate of change

December |dɪˈsembər| — the last (12th) month of the year

Decembrist |dəˈsembrəst| — A participant in or sympathizer of the Decembrist revolt.

decemvir |dɪˈsemvər| — One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.

decemviri |dɪˈsemvəraɪ| — plural form of decemvir

decency |ˈdiːsnsɪ| — the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality

decennary |dɪˈsenəriː| — a period of 10 years

decennial |dəˈsenɪəl| — The tenth anniversary of an event or happening.

decent |ˈdiːsnt| — socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

decently |ˈdiːsntlɪ| — in a decent manner

decentralization |ˌdiːˌsentrələˈzeɪʃn| — the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts

decentralize |ˌdiːˈsentrəlaɪz| — make less central

decentralized |dəˈsentrəˌlaɪzd| — withdrawn from a center or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities

deception |dɪˈsepʃn| — a misleading falsehood

deceptive |dɪˈseptɪv| — causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

deceptively |dɪˈseptɪvlɪ| — in a misleading way

decide |dɪˈsaɪd| — reach, make, or come to a decision about something

decided |dɪˈsaɪdɪd| — recognizable; marked

decidedly |dɪˈsaɪdɪdlɪ| — without question and beyond doubt

deciduous |dɪˈsɪdʒʊəs| — (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

decigram |ˈdesɪɡram| — 1/10 gram

decigramme  — (UK) Alternative spelling of decigram.

decile |ˈdesaɪl| — (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores

deciliter |ˈdesəˌlɪtər| — a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter

decilitre |ˈdesɪliːtər| — a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter

decimal |ˈdesɪml| — a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10

decimalism |ˈdesɪməlɪzm| — (dated) The decimal system.

decimalize |ˈdesɪməlaɪz| — change from fractions to decimals

decimalized |ˈdesɪməlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of decimalize

decimally |ˈdesəməlliː| — In a decimal scheme or notation.

decimals |ˈdesəməlz| — plural form of decimal

decimate |ˈdesɪmeɪt| — kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

decimated |ˈdesəˌmetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of decimate

decimation |ˌdesɪˈmeɪʃn| — destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)

decimeter  — a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter

decimetre |ˈdesɪmiːtər| — a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter

decimosexto |ˌdesɪməʊˈsekstəʊ| — Having sixteen leaves to a sheet.

decipher |dɪˈsaɪfər| — convert code into ordinary language

decipherable |dɪˈsaɪfrəbəl| — easily deciphered

decipherment  — the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text

decision |dɪˈsɪʒn| — the act of making up your mind about something

decision-making |dəˈsɪʒənˌmekɪŋ| — The process of reaching a decision.

decisive |dɪˈsaɪsɪv| — unmistakable

decisively |dɪˈsaɪsɪvlɪ| — with firmness

deck |dek| — any of various platforms built into a vessel

deck-chair |ˈdektʃeə| — A folding chair in which a wooden frame supports a length of canvas; traditionally used on the beach or onboard a liner.

deck-house |ˈdekhaʊs| — a superstructure on the upper deck of a ship

deckchair |ˈdektʃer| — Alternative spelling of deck chair.

decker |ˈdekər| — English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)

deckhand |ˈdekhænd| — a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor

decking |ˈdekɪŋ| — Present participle of deck.

deckle |ˈdekəl| — rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper

deckle-edged |ˌdekl ˈedʒd| — having a rough edge; used of handmade paper or paper resembling handmade

declaim |dɪˈkleɪm| — recite in elocution

declamation |ˌdekləˈmeɪʃn| — vehement oratory

declamatory |dɪˈklæmətɔːrɪ| — ostentatiously lofty in style

declarable |dɪˈkleərəbəl| — that must be declared

declarant |dəˈklerənt| — (law) A person who makes a formal declaration or statement

declaration |ˌdekləˈreɪʃn| — a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

declarative |dɪˈklærətɪv| — a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

declaratory |dɪˈklerəˌtɔːrɪ| — relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration

declare |dɪˈkler| — state emphatically and authoritatively

declared |dɪˈklerd| — declared as fact; explicitly stated

declarer |dəˈklerər| — the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps

declass |diːˈklɑːs| — To lower one's class or social standing

declasse  — Degraded from one's social class.

declassify |ˌdiːˈklæsɪfaɪ| — lift the restriction on and make available again

declension |dɪˈklenʃn| — the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages

declensional |dɪˈklenʃənl| — Pertaining to declension.

declinable |dɪˈklaɪnəbəl| — (grammar) Capable of being declined.

declination |ˌdeklɪˈneɪʃən| — a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

declinator |ˈdeklɪneɪtə| — An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.

declinatory |dɪˈklaɪnətɔːriː| — Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.

decline |dɪˈklaɪn| — change toward something smaller or lower

declining |dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ| — Present participle of decline.

declinometer |ˌdekləˈnɑːmɪtər| — an instrument for measuring magnetic declination

declivitous |dɪˈklɪvɪtəs| — sloping down rather steeply

declivity |dɪˈklɪvɪtɪ| — a downward slope or bend

declivous |dɪˈklaɪvəs| — sloping downward

declutch |ˌdiːˈklʌtʃ| — disengage the clutch of a car

decoct |dɪˈkɑːkt| — extract the essence of something by boiling it

decoction |dɪˈkɑːkʃən| — (pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling

decode |ˌdiːˈkəʊd| — convert code into ordinary language

decoder |ˌdiːˈkəʊdər| — the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text

decoding |ˌdiːˈkəʊdɪŋ| — the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text

decohere |ˌdiːkəʊˈhɪə| — (physics) To cause, or to undergo decoherence.

decollate |dɪˈkɑːleɪt| — cut the head of

decollation |diːkəˈleɪʃən| — The act of beheading someone.

decollete  — (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline

decolonization |ˌdɪˌkɑlənəˈzeɪʃən| — the action of changing from colonial to independent status

decolor |diːˈkʌlər| — remove color from

decolorant |diːˈkʌlərənt| — A substance that removes colour, or bleaches.

decoloration |diːˌkʌləˈreɪʃən| — Alternative spelling of decolouration.

decolorization  — the removal of color from something; bleaching

decolorize |diːˈkʌləˌraɪz| — remove color from

decolour |diːˈkʌlə| — remove color from

decolouration |diːˌkʌləˈreɪʃən| — The reversal of colouration; bleaching

decolourize |diːˈkʌləˌraɪz| — remove color from

decommission |ˌdiːkəˈmɪʃn| — withdraw from active service

decompensation |ˌdiːkɑːmpənˈseɪʃən| — (medicine) The inability of a diseased or weakened organic system or organ to compensate for its deficiency, resulting in functional deterioration.

decomplex |ˌdiːkəmˈpleks| — Repeatedly compound; made up of complex constituents.

decomposability  — (uncountable) The condition of being decomposable

decomposable  — capable of being partitioned

decompose |ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz| — separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

decomposite |diːˈkɑːmpəzɪt| — Compounded more than once; compounded with things already composite.

decomposition |ˌdiːkɑːmpəˈzɪʃn| — the analysis of a vector field

decompound |diːkəmˈpaʊnd| — of a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound

decompress |ˌdiːkəmˈpres| — restore to its uncompressed form

decompression |ˌdiːkəmˈpreʃn| — restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display

deconsecrate |ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪt| — remove the consecration from a person or an object

deconstruct |ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt| — interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing

deconstruction |ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkʃn| — a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

deconstructive  — Tending to deconstruct; of or relating to deconstruction.

decontaminate |ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt| — rid of contamination

decontamination |ˌdiːkənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃn| — the removal of contaminants

decontrol |ˌdiːkənˈtrəʊl| — relax or remove controls of

decor |deɪˈkɔːr| — decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior

decorate |ˈdekəreɪt| — make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

decorated |ˈdekəˌretəd| — provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction

decoration |ˌdekəˈreɪʃn| — something used to beautify

decorative |ˈdekəreɪtɪv| — serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

decorator |ˈdekəreɪtər| — a person who specializes in interior decoration

decorous |ˈdekərəs| — according with custom or propriety

decorticate |diːˈkɔːrtəˌkeɪt| — remove the outer layer of

decorum |dɪˈkɔːrəm| — propriety in manners and conduct

decouple |diːˈkʌpl| — disconnect or separate

decoy |dɪˈkɔɪ| — a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)

decrease |dɪˈkriːs| — a change downward

decreased |dɪˈkriːst| — made less in size or amount or degree

decreasing |dɪˈkriːsɪŋ| — becoming less or smaller

decree |dɪˈkriː| — a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

decrement |ˈdekrəmənt| — the amount by which something decreases

decrepit |dɪˈkrepɪt| — worn and broken down by hard use

decrepitate |dɪˈkrepɪˌteɪt| — undergo decrepitation and crackle

decrepitation |dɪˌkrepɪˈteɪʃən| — the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated

decrepitude |dɪˈkrepɪtuːd| — a state of deterioration due to old age or long use

decrescent |dəˈkres(ə)nt| — Becoming gradually less; diminishing.

decretal |dɪˈkriːtl| — Pertaining to a decree.

decretive |dɪˈkriːtɪv| — Having the authority of a decree.

decretory |dekrɪˌtɔːriː| — (rare or obsolete) Pertaining to an authoritative decree or final judgement.

decrial |dɪˈkraɪəl| — a crying down

decrown  — To deprive of a crown; to discrown.

decry |dɪˈkraɪ| — express strong disapproval of

decrypt |diːˈkrɪpt| — convert code into ordinary language

decuman |ˈdekjʊmən| — (obsolete) large; chief; applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order.

decumbent |dəˈkəmbənt| — lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

decuple |ˈdekjʊpəl| — (archaic) tenfold

decussate |dɪˈkʌseɪt| — cross or intersect so as to form a cross

decussation  — an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X

dedans |dəˈdɑːŋ| — (court tennis) A division, at one end of a tennis court, for spectators.

dedicate |ˈdedɪkeɪt| — give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

dedicated |ˈdedɪkeɪtɪd| — devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose

dedicatee |ˌdedɪkəˈtiː| — Someone to whom something is dedicated

dedication |ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃn| — complete and wholehearted fidelity

dedicator |ˈdedɪkeɪtə| — one who dedicates.

dedicatory |ˈdedəkətɔːriː| — of or pertaining to dedication.

deduce |dɪˈduːs| — reason by deduction; establish by deduction

deduct |dɪˈdʌkt| — make a subtraction

deductible |dɪˈdʌktəbl| — (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)

deduction |dɪˈdʌkʃn| — a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket

deductive |dɪˈdʌktɪv| — relating to logical deduction

dee |ˈdiː| — (Northumbrian) To do.

deed |diːd| — a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

deed-poll |ˈdiːdpəʊl| — (law) A deed relating only to one party, distinguished from an indenture by having the edge of the paper cut evenly, or "polled", rather than being indented.

deem |diːm| — keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

deemster |ˈdiːmstər| — A judge; one who pronounces sentence or doom.

deep |diːp| — the central and most intense or profound part

deep-drawing |ˈdrɔːɪŋ| — A sheet metal forming process in which a sheet metal blank is radially drawn into a forming die by the mechanical action of a punch.

deep-frozen |diːp ˈfrəʊzən| — Past participle of deep-freeze

deep-laid |diːp ˈleɪd| — secretly and carefully planned

deep-rooted |diːp ˈruːtɪd| — (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

deep-sea |ˈdiːp siː| — of or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea

deep-seated |diːp ˈsiːtɪd| — (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

deep-water |ˈdiːp wɔːrtər| — of or carried on in waters of great depth

deepen |ˈdiːpən| — make more intense, stronger, or more marked

deepening |ˈdiːpənɪŋ| — a process of becoming deeper and more profound

deepest |ˈdiːpəst| — superlative form of deep: most deep.

deepfreeze |ˈdiːpˈfriːz| — electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time

deeply |ˈdiːplɪ| — to a great depth psychologically or emotionally

deepness |ˈdiːpnəs| — the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

deer |dɪr| — distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers

deer-neck |nek| — A thin, ill-formed neck in a horse.

deerhound |ˈdɪrhaʊnd| — very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deer; known as the royal dog of Scotland

deerskin |ˈdɪrskɪn| — leather from the hide of a deer

deerstalker |ˈdɪrstɔːkər| — a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back; formerly worn by hunters

deerstalking |ˈdɪəstɔːrkɪŋ| — stalking deer

deface |dɪˈfeɪs| — mar or spoil the appearance of

defacement |dɪˈfeɪsmənt| — the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

defalcate |dɪˈfælkeɪt| — appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

defalcation |ˌdiːfælˈkeɪʃən| — the sum of money that is misappropriated

defamation |ˌdefəˈmeɪʃn| — a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

defamatory |dɪˈfæmətɔːrɪ| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

defame |dɪˈfeɪm| — charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

defatted |diːˈfætɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of defat

default |dɪˈfɔːlt| — loss due to not showing up

defaulter |dɪˈfɔːltər| — someone who fails to make a required appearance in court

defeasance |dəˈfiːzəns| — (now rare) Destruction, defeat, overthrow.

defeasible |dɪˈfiːzəbəl| — capable of being annulled or voided or terminated

defeat |dɪˈfiːt| — an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

defeated |dəˈfiːtəd| — people who are defeated

defeatism |dɪˈfɪtɪzəm| — acceptance of the inevitability of defeat

defeatist |dɪˈfiːtɪst| — someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions

defeature |dɪˈfiːtʃər| — defeat, overthrow, ruin

defecate |ˈdefəkeɪt| — have a bowel movement

defecation |ˌdefəˈkeɪʃn| — the elimination of fecal waste through the anus

defect |ˈdiːfekt| — an imperfection in a bodily system

defection |dɪˈfekʃn| — withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

defective |dɪˈfektɪv| — having a defect

defectively |dɪˈfektɪvlɪ| — in a defective manner

defector |dɪˈfektər| — a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

defects |ˈdiːfekts| — plural form of defect

defence |dɪˈfens| — (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

defenceless |dɪˈfensləs| — without defense

defences |dɪˈfensɪz| — plural form of defence

defend |dɪˈfend| — argue or speak in defense of

defendant |dɪˈfendənt| — a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

defended |dəˈfendəd| — simple past tense and past participle of defend

defender |dɪˈfendər| — a person who cares for persons or property

defense |dɪˈfens| — (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

defenseless |dɪˈfensləs| — without defense

defenses |dəˈfensəz| — plural form of defense

defensible |dɪˈfensəbl| — capable of being defended

defensive |dɪˈfensɪv| — an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')

defer |dɪˈfɜːr| — hold back to a later time

deference |ˈdefərəns| — a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

deferent |ˈdefərənt| — showing deference

deferential |ˌdefəˈrenʃl| — showing deference

deferment |dəˈfərmənt| — act of putting off to a future time

deferred |dəˈfɜːd| — Of or pertaining to delay of an action.

defervescence |diːfərˈvesəns| — abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature

defiance |dɪˈfaɪəns| — intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

defiant |dɪˈfaɪənt| — boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

defiantly |dɪˈfaɪəntlɪ| — in a rebellious manner

deficiency |dɪˈfɪʃnsɪ| — the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

deficient |dɪˈfɪʃnt| — inadequate in amount or degree

deficiently  — In a deficient manner.

deficit |ˈdefɪsɪt| — the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

defilade |ˌdefəˈleɪd| — the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire

defile |dɪˈfaɪl| — a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

defilement |dɪˈfaɪlmənt| — the state of being polluted

definable |dɪˈfaɪnəbl| — capable of being defined, limited, or explained

define |dɪˈfaɪn| — determine the essential quality of

defined |dəˈfaɪnd| — showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary

defining |dəˈfaɪnɪŋ| — any process serving to define the shape of something

definite |ˈdefɪnət| — known for certain

definitely |ˈdefɪnətlɪ| — without question and beyond doubt

definition |ˌdefɪˈnɪʃn| — a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

definitive |dɪˈfɪnətɪv| — clearly defined or formulated

definitively |dɪˈfɪnətɪvlɪ| — In a definitive manner.

deflagrate |ˈdefləˌɡreɪt| — cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity

deflagration |ˌdefləˈɡreɪʃən| — combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat

deflate |dɪˈfleɪt| — collapse by releasing contained air or gas

deflation |ˌdiːˈfleɪʃn| — (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind

deflect |dɪˈflekt| — prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

deflected |dəˈflektəd| — simple past tense and past participle of deflect

deflecting |dəˈflektɪŋ| — Present participle of deflect.

deflection |dɪˈflekʃn| — a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

deflective |dɪˈflektɪv| — capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)

deflector |dəˈflektər| — a device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke etc)

deflexion |dɪˈflekʃən| — the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

deflorate |dɪˈflɔːrɪt| — (botany) Past the flowering state.

defloration |ˌdefləˈreɪʃən| — an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something

deflower |ˌdiːˈflaʊər| — deprive of virginity

deflux  — (obsolete) downward flow

defoliate |ˌdiːˈfəʊlɪeɪt| — strip the leaves or branches from

defoliation |ˌdiːfəʊlɪˈeɪʃən| — the loss of foliage

deforest |ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪst| — remove the trees from

deforestation |ˌdiːˌfɔːrɪˈsteɪʃn| — the state of being clear of trees

deform |dɪˈfɔːrm| — make formless

deformation |ˌdiːfɔːrˈmeɪʃn| — a change for the worse

deformed |dɪˈfɔːrmd| — so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

deforming |dɪˈfɔːrmɪŋ| — Present participle of deform.

deformity |dɪˈfɔːrmətɪ| — an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed

defraud |dɪˈfrɔːd| — deprive of by deceit

defrauding |dəˈfrɒdɪŋ| — Present participle of defraud.

defray |dɪˈfreɪ| — bear the expenses of

defrayal |dɪˈfreɪəl| — the act of paying money

defrayment |dɪˈfreɪmənt| — the act of paying money

defrock |ˌdiːˈfrɑːk| — divest of the frock; of church officials

defrost |ˌdiːˈfrɔːst| — make or become free of frost or ice

defroster |ˌdiːˈfrɒstər| — heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)

deft |deft| — skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

deftly |ˈdeftlɪ| — with dexterity; in a dexterous manner

defunct |dɪˈfʌŋkt| — no longer in force or use; inactive

defuse |ˌdiːˈfjuːz| — remove the triggering device from

defy |dɪˈfaɪ| — resist or confront with resistance

degas |ˈdeɪɡəs| — French impressionist painter (1834-1917)

degauss |ˌdiːˈɡaʊs| — make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)

degeneracy |dɪˈdʒenərəsɪ| — the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

degenerate |dɪˈdʒenəreɪt| — a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

degenerated |dɪˈdʒenəˌretəd| — simple past tense and past participle of degenerate

degeneration |dɪˌdʒenəˈreɪʃn| — the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

degenerative |dɪˈdʒenərətɪv| — (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function

degradation |ˌdeɡrəˈdeɪʃn| — changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

degrade |dɪˈɡreɪd| — reduce the level of land, as by erosion

degraded |dɪˈɡreɪdəd| — unrestrained by convention or morality

degrading |dɪˈɡreɪdɪŋ| — harmful to the mind or morals

degree |dɪˈɡriː| — a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

degressive |dəˈɡresɪv| — going down by steps

degust |dɪˈɡəst| — taste with relish

degustate  — (rare) To taste.

degustation  — taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality

dehisce |dəˈhɪs| — burst or split open

dehiscence  — (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

dehiscent |dɪˈhɪsənt| — (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds

dehorn |ˌdiːˈhɔːrn| — prevent the growth of horns of certain animals

dehort |diːˈhɔːt| — To dissuade

dehumanize |ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz| — deprive of human qualities

dehydration |ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪʃn| — dryness resulting from the removal of water

dehydrogenase |ˌdiːhaɪˈdrɒdʒəneɪz| — (biochemistry) Any of several enzymes that catalyze the removal of hydrogen (a proton) from biological compounds.

dehydrogenize |diːˈhaɪdrədʒəˌnaɪz| — To dehydrogenate.

deicer  — heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)

deictic |ˈdaɪktɪk| — a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs

deification |ˌdɪəfəˈkeɪʃən| — the condition of being treated like a god

deify |ˈdeɪɪfaɪ| — consider as a god or godlike

deign |deɪn| — do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

deism |ˈdeɪɪzəm| — the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation

deist |ˈdeɪɪst| — a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it

deity |ˈdeɪətɪ| — any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

deject |dəˈjekt| — lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

dejecta |dɪˈdʒektə| — (medicine, zoology) any liquid or solid waste matter that is emanated, shed or discharged from the body. Dejecta include urine, faeces, sputum, pus, mucus, skin sloughing, lochia; their discharge can be nasal, aural, by expectoration, urethral, vaginal

dejected |dɪˈdʒektɪd| — affected or marked by low spirits

dejection |dɪˈdʒekʃn| — a state of melancholy depression

dejectory  — Having power, or tending, to cast down.

dejeuner  — a midday meal

dekko |ˈdekəʊ| — British slang for a look

delaine |dəˈleɪn| — A kind of fabric for women's dresses.

delate |dɪˈleɪ| — To carry; to convey.

delation |dɪˈleɪʃən| — (law) An accusation or charge brought against someone, especially by an informer.

delator |dɪˈleɪtə| — An accuser; an informer.

delay |dɪˈleɪ| — time during which some action is awaited

delayed |dəˈleɪd| — not as far along as normal in development

dele |ˈdiːliː| — (printing, usually imperative) to delete

delectable |dɪˈlektəbl| — extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

delectation |ˌdiːlekˈteɪʃn| — a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

delectus |dɪˈlektəs| — (obsolete) An elementary book for learners of Latin or Greek.1872, Matthew Arnold, General Report for the Year 1872; in Reports on Elementary Schools 1852-1882, edited by Sir Francis Sanford

delegacy |ˈdelɪɡəsɪ| — the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

delegate |ˈdelɪɡət| — a person appointed or elected to represent others

delegation |ˌdelɪˈɡeɪʃn| — a group of representatives or delegates

delete |dɪˈliːt| — remove or make invisible

deleted |dəˈliːtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of delete

deleterious |ˌdeləˈtɪrɪəs| — harmful to living things

deletion |dɪˈliːʃn| — any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

delft |delft| — a style of glazed earthenware; usually white with blue decoration

delftware |ˈdelfˌtwer| — pottery made in Delft, Holland; especially a blue and white glazed earthenware

deli |ˈdelɪ| — a shop selling ready-to-eat food products

deliberate |dɪˈlɪbərət| — think about carefully; weigh

deliberated |dəˈlɪbəˌretəd| — simple past tense and past participle of deliberate

deliberately |dɪˈlɪbərətlɪ| — with intention; in an intentional manner

deliberation |dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn| — (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question

deliberative |dəˈlɪbəˌretɪv| — involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination

delicacy |ˈdelɪkəsɪ| — the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

delicate |ˈdelɪkət| — marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique

delicately |ˈdelɪkətlɪ| — in a delicate manner

delicatessen |ˌdelɪkəˈtesn| — ready-to-eat food products

delicious |dɪˈlɪʃəs| — variety of sweet eating apples

delict |dəˈlɪkt| — (civil law, Scottish law) A wrongful act, analogous to a tort in common law. [from the early 16th c.]

delight |dɪˈlaɪt| — a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

delighted |dɪˈlaɪtɪd| — greatly pleased

delightful |dɪˈlaɪtfl| — greatly pleasing or entertaining

delightsome |dɪˈlaɪtsəm| — delightful.

delimit |dɪˈlɪmɪt| — determine the essential quality of

delimitate |diːˈlɪmɪteɪt| — determine the essential quality of

delimitation |diːˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən| — a line that indicates a boundary

delineate |dɪˈlɪnɪeɪt| — show the form or outline of

delineation |dɪˌlɪnɪˈeɪʃn| — a graphic or vivid verbal description

delineator |dɪˈlɪniːˌeɪtər| — One who, or that which, delineates.

delinquency |dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ| — nonpayment of a debt when due

delinquent |dɪˈlɪŋkwənt| — a young offender

deliquesce |ˌdelɪˈkwes| — melt away in the process of decay

deliquescence |deləˈkwesəns| — The condition of being deliquescent

deliquescent |ˌdeləˈkwes(ə)nt| — (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air

delirious |dɪˈlɪrɪəs| — experiencing delirium

deliriously |dɪˈlɪrɪəslɪ| — as if in a delirium

delirium |dɪˈlɪrɪəm| — state of violent mental agitation

delitescence |ˌdelɪˈtesns| — concealment; seclusion; retirement

delitescency  — concealment; seclusion

delitescent |ˌdelɪˈtesənt| — Lying uncovered inside; latent

deliver |dɪˈlɪvər| — deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

deliverance |dɪˈlɪvərəns| — recovery or preservation from loss or danger

delivered |dəˈlɪvərd| — simple past tense and past participle of deliver

delivery |dɪˈlɪvərɪ| — the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

dell |del| — a small wooded hollow

Delphian |ˈdelfiːən| — of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi

Delphic |ˈdelfɪk| — obscurely prophetic

delphinium |delˈfɪnɪəm| — any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances

delta |ˈdeltə| — a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water

deltaic |delˈteɪɪk| — Of or pertaining to a river delta.

deltoid |ˈdeltɔɪd| — a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm

delude |dɪˈluːd| — be false to; be dishonest with

deluded |dəˈluːdəd| — Being affected by delusions.

deluge |ˈdeljuːdʒ| — an overwhelming number or amount

delusion |dɪˈluːʒn| — (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

delusional |dəˈluːʒənəl| — suffering from or characterized by delusions

delusive |dɪˈluːsɪv| — inappropriate to reality or facts

delusory |dɪˈluːs(ə)rɪ| — causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

deluxe |ˌdəˈlʌks| — ostentatiously rich and superior in quality

delve |delv| — turn up, loosen, or remove earth

demagnetization |ˌdiːˌmæɡnɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the process of removing magnetization

demagnetize |ˌdiːˈmæɡnɪtaɪz| — erase (a magnetic storage device)

demagnification  — The act or the result of demagnifying

demagog |ˈdeməɡɒɡ| — a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

demagogic |ˌdeməˈɡɑːdʒɪk| — characteristic of or resembling a demagogue

demagogue |ˈdeməɡɑːɡ| — a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

demagogy |ˈdeməˌɡɑːɡɪ| — impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace

demand |dɪˈmænd| — an urgent or peremptory request

demandable  — Capable of being demanded.

demandant |dɪˈmændʌnt| — One who demands; the plaintiff in a real action; any plaintiff.

demanded |ˌdɪˈmændəd| — simple past tense and past participle of demand

demanding |dɪˈmændɪŋ| — requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

demands |ˌdɪˈmændz| — plural form of demand

demarcate |ˈdiːmɑːrkeɪt| — separate clearly, as if by boundaries

demarcation |ˌdiːmɑːrˈkeɪʃn| — the boundary of a specific area

demarche |ˌdɪˈmɑːrtʃ| — a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs

demark |dəˈmɑːrk| — To demarcate.

dematerialization  — the act or process of dematerializing

dematerialize |diːməˈtɪərɪəlaɪz| — become immaterial; disappear

demean |dɪˈmiːn| — reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

demeaning |dɪˈmiːnɪŋ| — causing awareness of your shortcomings

demeanor |ˌdɪˈmiːnər| — (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

demeanour |dɪˈmiːnər| — (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

dement |dəˈment| — (obsolete) insane, demented

demented |dɪˈmentɪd| — affected with madness or insanity

dementia |dɪˈmenʃə| — mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

demerit |diːˈmerɪt| — a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces

demesne |dəˈmeɪn| — extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

demicircle  — A semicircle.

demigod |ˈdemɪɡɑːd| — a person with great powers and abilities

demijohn |ˈdemɪdʒɑːn| — large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork

demilitarization |dɪˌmɪlətərəˈzeɪʃən| — Alternative spelling of demilitarisation.

demilitarize |ˌdiːˈmɪlɪtəraɪz| — do away with the military organization and potential of

demilitarized |dɪˈmɪlətəˌraɪzd| — Declared free of all military activity.

demilune |ˈdemɪˌluːn| — (of furniture) In the shape of a half-moon, i.e. semicircular.

demimonde |ˌdemɪˈmɔːnd| — a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior

demineralize |ˌdiːˈmɪnərəlaɪz| — remove the minerals or salts from

demirep |ˈdemiːˌrep| — (colloquial, dated) A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; an adventuress.

demisable |dɪˈmaɪzəbl| — (law) Capable of being leased.

demise |dɪˈmaɪz| — the time when something ends

demission |dɪˈmɪʃən| — (archaic) Resignation; abdication.

demit |dɪˈmɪt| — To let fall; to depress; to yield.

demiurge |ˈdemɪɜːrdʒ| — a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe

demo |ˈdeməʊ| — a visual presentation showing how something works

demobbed |ˌdiːˈmɒbd| — simple past tense and past participle of demob

demobilization |dɪˌməʊbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops

demobilize |diːˈməʊbəlaɪz| — release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

demobilized |diːˈməʊbəlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of demobilize

democracy |dɪˈmɑːkrəsɪ| — the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

democrat |ˈdeməkræt| — a member of the Democratic Party

democratic |ˌdeməˈkrætɪk| — representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

democratically |ˌdeməˈkrætɪklɪ| — in a democratic manner; based on democratic principles

democratism  — The principles or spirit of a democracy.

democratization |dɪˌmɑːkrətəˈzeɪʃn| — the action of making something democratic

democratize |dɪˈmɑːkrətaɪz| — become (more) democratic; of nations

demode |deɪmɔːˈdeɪ| — out of fashion

demographer |deˈmɑːɡrəfər| — a scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics

demographic |ˌdeməˈɡræfɪk| — a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)

demographically |deməˈɡræfɪklɪ| — In a demographic manner.

demographics |ˌdeməˈɡrafɪks| — the characteristics of human populations for purposes of social studies

demography |dɪˈmɑːɡrəfɪ| — the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations

demoiselle |demwɑːˈzel| — a young unmarried woman

demolish |dɪˈmɑːlɪʃ| — destroy completely

demolished |ˌdɪˈmɑːlɪʃt| — torn down and broken up

demolisher  — One who demolishes.

demolishing |ˌdɪˈmɑːlɪʃɪŋ| — complete destruction of a building

demolition |ˌdeməˈlɪʃn| — an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

demon |ˈdiːmən| — an evil supernatural being

demonetize |ˌdiːˈmʌnɪtaɪz| — deprive of value for payment

demoniac |dɪˈməʊnɪæk| — someone who acts as if possessed by a demon

demoniacal |ˌdiːməˈnaɪəkəl| — of, pertaining to, or like a demon or possession by a demon

demonic |dɪˈmɑːnɪk| — extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

demonize |ˈdiːmənaɪz| — make into a demon

demonstrable |dɪˈmɑːnstrəbl| — necessarily or demonstrably true

demonstrably |dɪˈmɑːnstrəblɪ| — in an obvious and provable manner

demonstrate |ˈdemənstreɪt| — give an exhibition of to an interested audience

demonstrated |ˈdemənˌstretəd| — having been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt

demonstration |ˌdemənˈstreɪʃn| — a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

demonstrations |ˌdemənˈstreɪʃənz| — plural form of demonstration

demonstrative |dɪˈmɑːnstrətɪv| — a pronoun that points out an intended referent

demonstrator |ˈdemənstreɪtər| — a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught

demoralization |ˌdɪˌmɔːrələˈzeɪʃən| — destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy

demoralize |dɪˈmɔːrəlaɪz| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Demos |ˈdeməʊz| — Plural of demo.

Demosthenic |ˌdemɒsˈθenɪk| — of or relating to Demosthenes or his oratory

demote |ˌdiːˈməʊt| — assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

demoted |ˌdiːˈməʊtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of demote

demotic |dɪˈmɑːtɪk| — a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script

demotion |ˌdiːˈməʊʃn| — act of lowering in rank or position

demount |diːˈmaʊnt| — To remove from its mounting; to take down from a mounted position.

demountable |dəˈmaʊn(t)əb(ə)l| — Able to be removed from its mount; designed to be dismantled; detachable; portable.

demounted |demaʊntɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of demount

demulcent |dəˈməlsənt| — a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin

demur |dɪˈmɜːr| — (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

demure |dɪˈmjʊr| — affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

demureness |dɪˈmjʊənəs| — the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum

demurrage |dəˈmərɪj| — a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure

demurrer |dəˈmərər| — (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

demy |dɪˈmaɪ| — A printing paper size, 17½ inches by 22½ inches.

demystify |ˌdiːˈmɪstɪfaɪ| — make less mysterious or remove the mystery from

den |den| — the habitation of wild animals

denarius |dəˈnærɪəs| — A small silver coin issued during the Roman Empire, equal to 10 asses or 4 sesterces.

denary |ˈdiːnərɪ| — containing ten or ten parts

denaturalize |diːˈnætʃʌrəˌlaɪz| — make less natural or unnatural

denature |dəˈneɪtʃər| — add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb

denazification |diːˌnɑːtsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — social process of removing Nazis from official positions and giving up any allegiance to Nazism

denazify |diːˈnɑːtsəˌfaɪ| — free from Nazi ideology or detach from Nazi allegiance

dendriform |ˈdendrəˌfɔːrm| — resembling a tree in form and branching structure

dendritic |ˌdenˈdrɪtɪk| — (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite

dendritical  — Alternative form of dendritic.

dendroid |ˈdendrɔɪd| — resembling a tree in form and branching structure

dendroidal  — resembling a tree in form and branching structure

dendrology |denˈdrɑːlədʒɪ| — the study of wooden plants

dene |diːn| — (UK) a valley, especially the deep valley of a stream or rivulet

dengue |ˈdeŋɡɪ| — an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints

denial |dɪˈnaɪəl| — the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

denigrate |ˈdenɪɡreɪt| — cause to seem less serious; play down

denigrating |ˈdenɪˌɡretɪŋ| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

denigration |ˌdenɪˈɡreɪʃn| — a belittling comment

denim |ˈdenɪm| — (used in the plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear

denitrify |ˌdiːˈnaɪtrɪfaɪ| — remove nitrogen from

denizen |ˈdenɪzn| — a person who inhabits a particular place

denominate |dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪt| — assign a name or title to

denominated |dəˈnɑːməˌnetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of denominate

denomination |dɪˌnɑːmɪˈneɪʃn| — a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

denominational |dɪˌnɑːmɪˈneɪʃənl| — adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination

denominative |dɪˈnɑːməˌneɪtɪv| — (grammar) deriving from a noun, or from an adjective, such as the verb destruct from the noun destruction.

denominator |dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪtər| — the divisor of a fraction

denotation |ˌdiːnəʊˈteɪʃn| — the act of indicating or pointing out by name

denotative |dɪˈnəʊtətɪv| — in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

denotatum |ˌdiːnəʊˈteɪtəm| — an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression

denote |dɪˈnəʊt| — be a sign or indication of

denotement |dɪˈnəʊtmənt| — A sign, indication.

denouement |deɪˈnuːmɑːŋ| — the outcome of a complex sequence of events

denounce |dɪˈnaʊns| — speak out against

denounced |dəˈnaʊnst| — simple past tense and past participle of denounce

denouncement |dɪˈnaʊnsmənt| — a public act of denouncing

dense |dens| — permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

densely |ˈdenslɪ| — in a stupid manner

densimeter |denˈsɪmədər| — a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity

density |ˈdensətɪ| — the amount per unit size

dent |dent| — an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

dental |ˈdentl| — a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

dentate |ˈdenteɪt| — having toothlike projections in the margin

dentation |denˈteɪʃən| — Formation of teeth; toothed form.

dented |ˈdentəd| — of metal e.g.

denticle |ˈden(t)ək(ə)l| — small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod

denticulate |denˈtɪkjʊlət| — having a very finely toothed margin

denticulated |denˈtɪkjʊˌleɪtɪd| — denticulate

dentiform |ˈdentəfɔːrm| — Having the shape or structure of a tooth.

dentifrice |ˈden(t)əfrəs| — a substance for cleaning the teeth; applied with a toothbrush

dentil |ˈdentɪl| — (architecture) One of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice.

dentilingual |ˌdentɪˈlɪŋɡwəl| — (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the teeth and the tongue

dentine |ˈdentiːn| — a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth

denting |ˈdentɪŋ| — Present participle of dent.

dentist |ˈdentɪst| — a person qualified to practice dentistry

dentistry |ˈdentɪstrɪ| — the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

dentition |denˈtɪʃn| — the eruption through the gums of baby teeth

denture |ˈdentʃər| — a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

denuclearization |dɪˌnuːklɪərəˈzeɪʃən| — The act or process of denuclearizing.

denuclearize |dɪˈnuːklɪəˌraɪz| — To ban, remove or reduce the numbers of nuclear weapons in an area

denuclearized |dɪˈnuːklɪəˌraɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of denuclearize

denudate  — lay bare

denudation |ˌdiːnjuːˈdeɪʃən| — the removal of covering

denude |dɪˈnuːd| — lay bare

denuded |dəˈnuːdəd| — without the natural or usual covering

denunciation |dɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn| — a public act of denouncing

denunciative |dɪˈnʌnsiːˌeɪtɪv| — containing warning of punishment

denunciator |dɪˈnʌnsɪeɪtə| — One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.

denunciatory |dɪˈnʌnsiːəˌtɔːriː| — containing warning of punishment

deny |dɪˈnaɪ| — declare untrue; contradict

denying |dəˈnaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of deny.

deodar |ˈdɪədɑːrr| — tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber

deodorant |dɪˈəʊdərənt| — a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors

deodorize |diːˈəʊdəraɪz| — eliminate the odor from

deodorizer |diːˈəʊdəraɪzə| — A substance or device that removes or masks odors / odours

deontology |ˌdiːɑːnˈtɑːlədʒiː| — (ethics) The ethical study of duties, obligations, and rights, with an approach focusing on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves and not on the goodness or badness of the consequences of those actions.

deoxidate |diːˈɒksɪdeɪt| — To deoxidize.

deoxidize |diːˈɑːksɪdaɪz| — to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

depart |dɪˈpɑːrt| — move away from a place into another direction

departed |dɪˈpɑːrtɪd| — someone who is no longer alive

department |dɪˈpɑːrtmənt| — a specialized division of a large organization

departmental |ˌdiːpɑːrtˈmentl| — of or relating to a department

departmentalism |dɪpɑːrtˈmenˌtlɪzəm| — Excessive adherence to departmental methods, rules or structure

departure |dɪˈpɑːrtʃər| — the act of departing

depasture |diːˈpɑːstʃər| — (archaic) To eat up; consume; strip.

depauperate |dɪˈpɔːpərɪt| — (botany, of a plant etc) Having stunted growth.

depauperize |ˈdiːˈpɔːpəraɪz| — To free from paupers.

depend |dɪˈpend| — be contingent upon (something that is elided)

dependability |dəˌpendəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being dependable or reliable

dependable |dɪˈpendəbl| — worthy of being depended on

dependant |dɪˈpendənt| — a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

dependence |dɪˈpendəns| — the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

dependency |dɪˈpendənsɪ| — the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

dependent |dɪˈpendənt| — a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

depending |dəˈpendɪŋ| — Present participle of depend.

depersonalization |diːˌpɜːs(ə)n(ə)laɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n| — emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness

depersonalize |diːˈpɜːrsənəlaɪz| — make impersonal or present as an object

depersonalized  — simple past tense and past participle of depersonalize

depict |dɪˈpɪkt| — show in, or as in, a picture

depicted |dəˈpɪktəd| — represented graphically by sketch or design or lines

depiction |dɪˈpɪkʃn| — a graphic or vivid verbal description

depicture |dɪˈpɪktʃər| — To make a picture of; to paint or depict.

depilate |ˈdepəˌleɪt| — remove body hair

depilatory |dɪˈpɪlətɔːrɪ| — a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides

deplane |diːˈpleɪn| — get off an airplane

deplete |dɪˈpliːt| — use up (resources or materials)

depleted |dəˈpliːtəd| — no longer sufficient

depletion |dɪˈpliːʃn| — the act of decreasing something markedly

depletive |dɪˈpliːtɪv| — Causing depletion.

depletory |dɪˈpliːtəriː| — Serving to deplete.

deplorable |dɪˈplɔːrəbl| — bad; unfortunate

deplore |dɪˈplɔːr| — express strong disapproval of

deploy |dɪˈplɔɪ| — place troops or weapons in battle formation

deployment |dɪˈplɔɪmənt| — the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work

deplume |diːˈpluːm| — strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

depolarise |diːˈpəʊləˌraɪz| — eliminate the polarization of

depolarize |diːˈpəʊləraɪz| — eliminate the polarization of

depone |dɪˈpəʊn| — make a deposition; declare under oath

deponent |dɪˈpəʊnənt| — a person who testifies or gives a deposition

depopulate |ˌdiːˈpɑːpjʊleɪt| — reduce in population

depopulation |ˌdiːˌpɑːpjʊˈleɪʃn| — the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)

deport |dɪˈpɔːrt| — behave in a certain manner

deportation |ˌdiːpɔːrˈteɪʃn| — the act of expelling a person from their native land

deportee |ˌdiːpɔːrˈtiː| — a person who is expelled from home or country by authority

deportment |dɪˈpɔːrtmənt| — (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

depose |dɪˈpəʊz| — force to leave (an office)

deposit |dɪˈpɑːzɪt| — the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

depositary |dəˈpɑːzəˌterɪ| — a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

depositing |dəˈpɑːzətɪŋ| — Present participle of deposit.

deposition |ˌdepəˈzɪʃn| — the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

depositor |dɪˈpɑːzɪtər| — a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution

depository |dɪˈpɑːzətɔːrɪ| — a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

depot |ˈdiːpəʊ| — station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

depravation |ˌdeprəˈveɪʃən| — moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

deprave |dɪˈpreɪv| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

depraved |dɪˈpreɪvd| — deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

depravity |dɪˈprævətɪ| — moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

deprecate |ˈdeprəkeɪt| — express strong disapproval of; deplore

deprecating |ˈdeprəˌketɪŋ| — tending to diminish or disparage

deprecatingly |ˈdeprɪkeɪtɪŋlɪ| — In an deprecating manner; in a manner that deprecates; disapprovingly

deprecation |ˌdeprəˈkeɪʃən| — a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster

deprecative |ˈdeprəˌkeɪtɪv| — tending to diminish or disparage

deprecatory |deprəkəˌtɔːriː| — tending to diminish or disparage

depreciate |dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt| — belittle

depreciatingly |dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪtɪŋlɪ| — So as to disparage or belittle.

depreciation |dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃn| — a decrease in price or value

depreciative  — tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value

depreciatory |dɪˈpriːʃətərɪ| — tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value

depredate |ˈdeprɪˌdeɪt| — to ransack or plunder; to prey upon

depredation |ˌdeprəˈdeɪʃn| — an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

depredator |ˈdepriːdeɪtər| — One who depredates, or commits depredation.

depress |dɪˈpres| — lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

depressant |dɪˈpresnt| — a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

depressed |dɪˈprest| — lower than previously

depressing |dɪˈpresɪŋ| — causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

depressingly |dɪˈpresɪŋlɪ| — in a depressing manner or to a depressing degree

depression |dɪˈpreʃn| — a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

depressive |dɪˈpresɪv| — someone suffering psychological depression

depressor |dɪˈpresər| — any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down

deprivation |ˌdeprɪˈveɪʃn| — a state of extreme poverty

deprive |dɪˈpraɪv| — take away possessions from someone

deprived |dɪˈpraɪvd| — marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences

depth |depθ| — the extent downward or backward or inward

depth-charge |ˈdepθ tʃɑːrdʒ| — A form of bomb that is designed to detonate at a certain depth underwater for the purposes of attacking a submerged enemy, especially a submarine.

depthless |ˈdepθləs| — Having no depth, or having a depth that is impossible to determine

depurate |ˈdepjəreɪt| — To remove impurities from; to purify.

depuration |ˌdepjʊˈreɪʃən| — The removal of impurities, especially from bodily fluids; purification, cleansing.

deputation |ˌdepjʊˈteɪʃn| — a group of representatives or delegates

depute |dɪˈpjuːt| — transfer power to someone

deputize |ˈdepjʊtaɪz| — act as a substitute

deputy |ˈdepjʊtɪ| — someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

deracinate |ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪt| — move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

deracinated  — simple past tense and past participle of deracinate

derail |dɪˈreɪl| — cause to run off the tracks

derailment |dɪˈreɪlmənt| — an accident in which a train runs off its track

derange |dɪˈreɪndʒ| — derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane

deranged |dɪˈreɪndʒd| — driven insane

derangement |dɪˈreɪndʒmənt| — a state of mental disturbance and disorientation

derate |ˌdiːˈreɪt| — lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus

Derby |ˈdɑːrbɪ| — a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim

deregulate |ˌdiːˈreɡjʊleɪt| — lift the regulations on

deregulation |ˌdiːˌreɡjʊˈleɪʃn| — the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)

derelict |ˈderəlɪkt| — a person without a home, job, or property

dereliction |ˌderəˈlɪkʃn| — a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

derequisition |ˌdiːˌrekwɪˈzɪʃən| — release from government control

derestrict |ˌdiːrɪˈstrɪkt| — make free from restrictions

deride |dɪˈraɪd| — treat or speak of with contempt

derision |dɪˈrɪʒn| — contemptuous laughter

derisive |dɪˈraɪsɪv| — abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

derisively |dɪˈraɪsɪvlɪ| — in a disrespectful and mocking manner

derisory |dɪˈraɪsərɪ| — so unreasonable as to invite derision

derivable |dɪˈraɪvəbl| — capable of being derived

derivation |ˌderɪˈveɪʃn| — the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)

derivative |dɪˈrɪvətɪv| — the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

derive |dɪˈraɪv| — reason by deduction; establish by deduction

derived |dəˈraɪvd| — formed or developed from something else; not original

deriving |dəˈraɪvɪŋ| — (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase

derm |dərm| — Alternative form of dermo-.

derma |ˈdərmə| — the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

dermal |ˈdɜːməl| — of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula

dermatic |dɜːrˈmætɪk| — (dated) Of or relating to the skin; dermic.

dermatitis |ˌdɜːrməˈtaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters

dermatoid  — dermoid

dermatologist |ˌdɜːrməˈtɑːlədʒɪst| — a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin

dermatology |ˌdɜːrməˈtɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases

dermic  — of or relating to or located in the dermis

dermis |ˈdɜːrmɪs| — the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

dermoid |ˈdərmɔɪd| — Resembling skin

dernier |deɑːˈnjeɪ| — last

derogate |ˈderəɡeɪt| — cause to seem less serious; play down

derogation |ˌderəˈɡeɪʃn| — a communication that belittles somebody or something

derogative  — expressive of low opinion

derogatory |dɪˈrɑːɡətɔːrɪ| — expressive of low opinion

derrick |ˈderɪk| — a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered

derring-do |ˌderɪŋ ˈduː| — brave and heroic feats

derringer |ˈderənjər| — a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel

dervish |ˈdɜːrvɪʃ| — an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements

desalinate |ˌdiːˈsælɪneɪt| — remove salt from

desalination |ˌdiːˌsælɪˈneɪʃn| — the removal of salt (especially from sea water)

desalinize |ˌdiːˈsælɪnaɪz| — remove salt from

desalt |ˌdiːˈsɔːlt| — remove salt from

descale |ˌdiːˈskeɪl| — remove the scales from

descant |ˈdeskænt| — a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

descend |dɪˈsend| — move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

descendable |dɪˈsendəbl| — Alternative spelling of descendible.

descendant |dɪˈsendənt| — a person considered as descended from some ancestor

descendent |dəˈsendənt| — a person considered as descended from some ancestor

descendible |dəˈsendəb(ə)l| — (law) Of property, able to pass by descent; inheritable by heirs.

descending |dəˈsendɪŋ| — coming down or downward

descent |dɪˈsent| — a movement downward

describe |dɪˈskraɪb| — give a description of

description |dɪˈskrɪpʃn| — a statement that represents something in words

descriptive |dɪˈskrɪptɪv| — serving to describe or inform or characterized by description

descriptor |dɪˈskrɪptər| — the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

descry |dɪˈskraɪ| — catch sight of

desecrate |ˈdesɪkreɪt| — violate the sacred character of a place or language

desecrated |dezəˈkreɪtəd| — treated with disrespect and contempt

desecration |ˌdesɪˈkreɪʃn| — blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

desegregation |ˌdiːˌseɡrɪˈɡeɪʃn| — the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community

desensitize |ˌdiːˈsensətaɪz| — cause not to be sensitive

desert |ˈdezərt| — arid land with little or no vegetation

deserted |dɪˈzɜːrtɪd| — forsaken by owner or inhabitants

deserter |dɪˈzɜːrtər| — a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

desertification |dɪˌzɜːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land

desertion |dɪˈzɜːrʃn| — withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

deserve |dɪˈzɜːrv| — be worthy or deserving

deserved |dəˈzərvd| — properly deserved

deservedly |dɪˈzɜːrvɪdlɪ| — as deserved

deserving |dɪˈzɜːrvɪŋ| — (often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way

deshabille |ˌdezəˈbiːl| — the state of being carelessly or partially dressed

desiccant |ˈdesəkənt| — a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)

desiccate |ˈdesɪkeɪt| — preserve by removing all water and liquids from

desiccated |ˈdesɪkeɪtɪd| — thoroughly dried out

desiccation |ˌdesəˈkeɪʃən| — dryness resulting from the removal of water

desiccative  — causing to desiccate, dry

desiccator |ˈdesəˌkeɪtər| — A closed glass vessel containing a desiccant (such as silica gel) used in laboratories for drying materials or for keeping them dry

desiderata |dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtə| — plural form of desideratum

desiderate |dɪˈsɪdəˌreɪt| — To miss, to feel the absence of, to long for.

desideratum |dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm| — something desired as a necessity

design |dɪˈzaɪn| — the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

designate |ˈdezɪɡneɪt| — assign a name or title to

designated |ˈdezɪɡˌnetəd| — Simple past tense and past participle of designate.

designation |ˌdezɪɡˈneɪʃn| — identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

designed |dəˈzaɪnd| — done or made or performed with purpose and intent

designedly |diːˈzaɪnɪdlɪ| — with intention; in an intentional manner

designer |dɪˈzaɪnər| — a person who specializes in interior design

designful  — Full of designs; scheming.

designing |dəˈzaɪnɪŋ| — the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

desirability |dɪˌzaɪərəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being worthy of desiring

desirable |dɪˈzaɪərəbl| — worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

desire |dɪˈzaɪər| — the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

desired |dɪˈzɑɪərd| — wanted intensely

desirous |dɪˈzaɪərəs| — having or expressing desire for something

desist |dɪˈzɪst| — choose not to consume

desk |desk| — a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments

deskman  — the police sergeant on duty in a police station

desktop |ˈdesktɑːp| — the top of a desk

deskwork  — work done at a desk, as by an office worker

desman |ˈdezmən| — Either of two species, Desmana moschata or Galemys pyrenaicus, of aquatic or semi-aquatic insectivore of the mole family, Talpidae, found in Europe.

desolate |ˈdesələt| — leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

desolated |ˈdesəleɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of desolate

desolation |ˌdesəˈleɪʃn| — the state of being decayed or destroyed

despair |dɪˈsper| — a state in which all hope is lost or absent

despaired |ˌdɪˈsperd| — simple past tense and past participle of despair

despairingly |dɪˈspeərɪŋlɪ| — with desperation

despatch |dɪˈspætʃ| — an official report (usually sent in haste)

desperado |ˌdespəˈrɑːdəʊ| — a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)

desperate |ˈdespərət| — a person who is frightened and in need of help

desperately |ˈdespərətlɪ| — with great urgency

desperation |ˌdespəˈreɪʃn| — a state in which all hope is lost or absent

despicable |dɪˈspɪkəbl| — morally reprehensible

despise |dɪˈspaɪz| — look down on with disdain

despised |ˌdɪˈspaɪzd| — treated with dislike or contempt

despite |dɪˈspaɪt| — lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

despiteful |dɪˈspaɪtfəl| — showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

despoil |dɪˈspɔɪl| — steal goods; take as spoils

despoilment |dɪsˈpɔɪlmənt| — the act of stripping and taking by force

despoliation |dɪˌspəʊliːˈeɪʃən| — the act of stripping and taking by force

despond |dɪˈspɒnd| — lose confidence or hope; become dejected

despondency |dɪˈspɑːndənsɪ| — feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

despondent |dɪˈspɑːndənt| — without or almost without hope

despot |ˈdespɑːt| — a cruel and oppressive dictator

despotic |dɪˈspɑːtɪk| — ruled by or characteristic of a despot

despotism |ˈdespətɪzəm| — dominance through threat of punishment and violence

desquamate |ˈdeskwəˌmeɪt| — peel off in scales

desquamation  — loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales

dessert |dɪˈzɜːrt| — a dish served as the last course of a meal

dessert-spoon |dɪˈzɜːtspuːn| — Alternative spelling of dessertspoon.

dessertspoon |dɪˈzɜːrtspuːn| — as much as a dessert spoon will hold

destabilization |ˌdiːˌsteɪbələˈzeɪʃn| — an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)

destabilize |ˌdiːˈsteɪbəlaɪz| — become unstable

destination |ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn| — the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

destine |ˈdestɪn| — decree or designate beforehand

destined |ˈdestɪnd| — headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'

destiny |ˈdestənɪ| — an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

destitute |ˈdestɪtuːt| — poor enough to need help from others

destitution |ˌdestɪˈtuːʃn| — a state without friends or money or prospects

destrier |ˈdestriːər| — A large warhorse, especially of a medieval knight.

destroy |dɪˈstrɔɪ| — do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

destroyed |dəˌstrɔɪd| — destroyed physically or morally

destroyer |dɪˈstrɔɪər| — a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship

destroying |dəˌstrɔɪɪŋ| — Present participle of destroy.

destruction |dɪˈstrʌkʃn| — the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

destructive |dɪˈstrʌktɪv| — causing destruction or much damage

destructor |dɪˈstrʌktər| — One who destructs.

desuetude |dɪˈsjuːɪtjuːd| — a state of inactivity or disuse

desulphurize |diːˈsʌlfjəˌraɪz| — remove sulfur from

desultory |ˈdesəltɔːrɪ| — marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another

detach |dɪˈtætʃ| — cause to become detached or separated; take off

detachable |dɪˈtætʃəbl| — designed to be unfastened or disconnected without damage

detached |dɪˈtætʃt| — showing lack of emotional involvement

detachment |dɪˈtætʃmənt| — avoiding emotional involvement

detail |ˈdiːteɪl| — an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

detailed |ˈdiːteɪld| — developed or executed with care and in minute detail

detailing |ˈdiːteɪlɪŋ| — an individualized description of a particular instance

details |dəˈteɪlz| — true confidential information

detain |dɪˈteɪn| — deprive of freedom; take into confinement

detained |dəˈteɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of detain

detainee |ˌdiːteɪˈniː| — some held in custody

detainer |dɪˈteɪnər| — (law) The right to keep a person, or a person's goods or property, against his will. A type of custody.

detaining |dəˈteɪnɪŋ| — Present participle of detain.

detect |dɪˈtekt| — discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

detectable |dɪˈtektəbl| — capable of being detected

detected |dəˈtektəd| — perceived with the mind

detecting |dəˈtektɪŋ| — a police investigation to determine the perpetrator

detection |dɪˈtekʃn| — the perception that something has occurred or some state exists

detective |dɪˈtektɪv| — a police officer who investigates crimes

detector |dɪˈtektər| — any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner

detent |dəˈtent| — a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

detente |ˌdeɪˈtɑːnt| — the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)

detention |dɪˈtenʃn| — a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

deter |dɪˈtɜːr| — try to prevent; show opposition to

deterge |dəˈtərj| — wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body

detergent |dɪˈtɜːrdʒənt| — a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering

deteriorate |dɪˈtɪrɪəreɪt| — become worse or disintegrate

deteriorated |dəˈtɪrɪəˌretəd| — simple past tense and past participle of deteriorate

deteriorating |dəˈtɪrɪəˌretɪŋ| — getting worse

deterioration |dɪˌtɪrɪəˈreɪʃn| — a symptom of reduced quality or strength

deteriorative |dɪˈtɪərɪəreɪtɪv| — Causing deterioration.

determinant |dɪˈtɜːrmɪnənt| — a determining or causal element or factor

determinate |dɪˈtɜːrmɪnət| — supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

determination |dɪˌtɜːrmɪˈneɪʃn| — the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

determinative |dəˈtɜːmənəˌtɪv| — one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases

determine |dɪˈtɜːrmɪn| — establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

determined |dɪˈtɜːrmɪnd| — characterized by great determination

determiner |dɪˈtɜːrmɪnər| — an argument that is conclusive

determining |dəˈtɜːmənɪŋ| — having the power or quality of deciding

determinism |dɪˈtɜːrmɪnɪzəm| — (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

deterministic |dɪˌtɜːrmɪˈnɪstɪk| — an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes

deterrence |dɪˈtɜːrəns| — a negative motivational influence

deterrent |dɪˈtɜːrənt| — something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

detersive |dɪˈtɜːrsɪv| — having cleansing power

detest |dɪˈtest| — dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

detestable |dɪˈtestəbl| — offensive to the mind

detestation |ˌdiːteˈsteɪʃn| — hate coupled with disgust

dethrone |ˌdiːˈθrəʊn| — remove a monarch from the throne

dethroned |dɪˈθrəʊnd| — simple past tense and past participle of dethrone

dethronement |ˌdiːˈθrəʊnmənt| — the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office

detinue |ˈdetnuː| — A person or thing detained; a detainee.

detonate |ˈdetəneɪt| — cause to burst with a violent release of energy

detonating |ˈdetəˌnetɪŋ| — Present participle of detonate.

detonation |ˌdetəˈneɪʃn| — a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

detonator |ˈdetəneɪtər| — a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive

detour |ˈdiːtʊr| — a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)

detoxification |diːˌtɑːksɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances

detoxify |ˌdiːˈtɑːksɪfaɪ| — remove poison from

detract |dɪˈtrækt| — take away a part from; diminish

detraction |dɪˈtrækʃən| — a petty disparagement

detractive |dɪˈtræktɪv| — causing to decrease in importance or value

detractor |dɪˈtræktər| — one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

detractory |dɪˈtræktʌriː| — (now rare) That detracts from something; disparaging, depreciatory.

detrain |ˌdiːˈtreɪn| — leave a train

detriment |ˈdetrɪmənt| — a damage or loss

detrimental |ˌdetrɪˈmentl| — (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

detrition |dɪˈtrɪʃən| — erosion by friction

detritus |dɪˈtraɪtəs| — the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

detrude |dɪˈtruːd| — (obsolete) To push downwards with force

detruncate |dɪˈtrʌŋkeɪt| — To shorten by cutting; to lop off.

detune |diːˈtjuːn| — (music) To intentionally lower or raise the pitch produced by a musical instrument. Often done to produce sounds not normally possible, or in the case of stringed instruments to reduce tension for the purposes of shipping or maintenance.

deuce |duːs| — a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

deuced |djuːst| — expletives used informally as intensifiers

deuterium |djuːˈtɪrɪəm| — an isotope of hydrogen which has one neutron (as opposed to zero neutrons in hydrogen)

Deuteronomy |duːtəˈrɒnəmɪ| — the fifth book of the Old Testament; contains a second statement of Mosaic law

devaluate |dɪˈvæljuːˌet| — remove the value from; deprive of its value

devaluating |ˌdiːˈvæljʊeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of devaluate.

devaluation |ˌdiːˌvæljʊˈeɪʃn| — an official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries

devalue |ˌdiːˈvæljuː| — remove the value from; deprive of its value

devaluing |dɪˈvæljuːɪŋ| — Present participle of devalue.

devastate |ˈdevəsteɪt| — cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

devastated |ˈdevəˌstetəd| — Ruined, ravaged

devastating |ˈdevəsteɪtɪŋ| — making light of

devastation |ˌdevəˈsteɪʃn| — the state of being decayed or destroyed

devastator  — one who devastates.

develop |dɪˈveləp| — make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

developed |dɪˈveləpt| — (used of societies) having high industrial development

developer |dɪˈveləpər| — someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use)

developing |dɪˈveləpɪŋ| — processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

development |dɪˈveləpmənt| — act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

developmental |dɪˌveləpˈmentl| — of or relating to or constituting development

developmentally |dɪˌveləpˈmentlɪ| — with respect to development

deviance |ˈdiːvɪəns| — a state or condition markedly different from the norm

deviant |ˈdiːvɪənt| — a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

deviate |ˈdiːvɪeɪt| — a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

deviated |ˈdiːvɪˌetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of deviate

deviation |ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃn| — a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

device |dɪˈvaɪs| — an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

devil |ˈdevl| — (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

devil-may-care |ˌdevl meɪ ˈkeər| — cheerfully irresponsible

devil-worship |ˈdevlˌwɜːʃɪp| — the acts or rites of worshiping devils

devilfish |ˈdevəlfɪʃ| — medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific

devilish |ˈdevəlɪʃ| — in a playfully devilish manner

devilishly |ˈdevəlɪʃlɪ| — as a devil; in an evil manner

devilment |ˈdevlmənt| — reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

devilry |ˈdevlrɪ| — wicked and cruel behavior

deviltry |ˈdevəltriː| — wicked and cruel behavior

devious |ˈdiːvɪəs| — indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading

deviousness |ˈdiːvɪəsnəs| — the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly

devisable |dɪˈvaɪzəbəl| — That can be devised or invented.

devise |dɪˈvaɪz| — a will disposing of real property

devisee |dɪvaɪˈziː| — someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will

deviser |dɪˈvaɪzə| — a person who makes plans

devisor |dɪˈvaɪzər| — someone who devises real property in a will

devitalize |ˌdiːˈvaɪtəlaɪz| — sap of life or energy

devitalized |ˌdiːˈvaɪtəlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of devitalize

devitrification |ˈdiːˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — The formation of small crystals in a glass as a result of slow cooling from the molten state

devocalize |diːˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz| — To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality.

devoid |dɪˈvɔɪd| — completely wanting or lacking

devoir |dəˈvwɑːr| — formal expression of respect

devolution |ˌdevəˈluːʃn| — the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

devolve |dɪˈvɑːlv| — pass on or delegate to another

Devonian |dɪˈvəʊnɪən| — from 405 million to 345 million years ago; preponderance of fishes and appearance of amphibians and ammonites

devote |dɪˈvəʊt| — give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

devoted |dɪˈvəʊtɪd| — zealous in devotion or affection

devotedly |dɪˈvəʊtɪdlɪ| — with devotion

devotee |ˌdevəˈtiː| — an ardent follower and admirer

devotion |dɪˈvəʊʃn| — feelings of ardent love

devotional |dɪˈvəʊʃənl| — a short religious service

devour |dɪˈvaʊər| — destroy completely

devouringly |dɪˈvaʊərɪŋlɪ| — In a devouring manner; rapaciously, consumingly.

devout |dɪˈvaʊt| — deeply religious

devoutness |dɪˈvaʊtnəs| — piety by virtue of being devout

dew |duː| — water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air

dew-drop |ˈdjuːdrɒp| — a small amount of morning moisture or dew.

dew-fall |ˈdjuːfɔːl| — Alternative spelling of dewfall.

dew-point |pɔɪnt| — The temperature at which the air becomes saturated and water vapor condenses to form dew.

dewberry |ˈduːberɪ| — any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North America

dewclaw |ˈduːˌklɒ| — A vestigial digit, hoof or claw that does not reach the ground.

dewdrop |ˈduːdrɑːp| — a drop of dew

dewey |ˈduːɪ| — United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)

dewfall |ˈdjuːfɔːl| — The forming of dew.

dewiness |ˈdjuːɪnɪs| — The state or quality of being dewy.

dewlap |ˈdjuːlæp| — a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck

dewy |duːɪ| — wet with dew

dexter |ˈdekstər| — on or starting from the wearer's right

dexterity |dekˈsterətɪ| — adroitness in using the hands

dexterous |ˈdekstrəs| — skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

dextral |ˈdekstrəl| — preferring to use right foot or hand or eye

dextrin |ˈdekstrən| — any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements

dextrogyrate |ˌdekstrəʊˈdʒaɪrɪt| — dextrorotatory

dextrorotatory |ˌdekstrəʊˈrəʊtət(ə)rɪ| — rotating to the right

dextrorse |ˈdekstrɔːrs| — spiraling upward from left to right

dextrose |ˈdekstrəʊz| — an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits

dextrous |ˈdekstrəs| — skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

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