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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