English dictionary


de-emphasize |diˈemfəˌsaɪz| — 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-end |ˈded ˈend| — lacking opportunities for development or advancement

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

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

deadeye |ˈdɛdʌɪ| — a dead shot

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 |ˈdedlinəs| — the quality of being deadly

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

deadly |ˈdedli| — 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 |ˈdilɪŋz| — social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

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

deanery |ˈdiːnəri| — the official residence of a dean

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

dearie |ˈdɪri| — a special loved one

dearly |ˈdɪrli| — 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 |ˈdɪri| — a special loved one

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

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

deathbed |ˈdeθbed| — the last few hours before death

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

deathless |ˈdeθləs| — never dying

deathlike |ˈdeθlaɪk| — having the physical appearance of death

deathly |ˈdeθli| — 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 |deɪˈbɑːkl| — 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

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 |dɪˈbɔːtʃəri| — 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 |dɪˈbɪləti| — 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 |deɪˈbriːdmɒ̃| — 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

debut |deɪˈbjuː| — the act of beginning something new

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

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

decagram |ˈdekəˌɡram| — 10 grams

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)

decant |dɪˈkænt| — pour out

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

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

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

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

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

decelerate |ˌdiːˈseləreɪt| — lose velocity; move more slowly

deceleration |ˌdiːseləˈreɪʃn| — a decrease in rate of change

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

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

decennary |dɪˈsenəriː| — a period of 10 years

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

decently |ˈdiːsntli| — 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 |dɪˈseptɪvli| — in a misleading way

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

decided |dɪˈsaɪdɪd| — recognizable; marked

decidedly |dɪˈsaɪdɪdli| — without question and beyond doubt

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

decigram |deciɡram| — 1/10 gram

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 |ˈdesəˌlitər| — 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

decimalize |ˈdesɪməlaɪz| — change from fractions to decimals

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

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

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

decisive |dɪˈsaɪsɪv| — unmistakable

decisively |dɪˈsaɪsɪvli| — with firmness

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

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

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

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

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 |dɪˈklæmətɔːri| — ostentatiously lofty in style

declarable |dɪˈkleərəbəl| — that must be declared

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 |dɪˈklerəˌtɔːri| — 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

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

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

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

decline |dɪˈklaɪn| — change toward something smaller or lower

declinometer |ˌdekləˈnɑːmɪtər| — an instrument for measuring magnetic declination

declivitous |dɪˈklɪvɪtəs| — sloping down rather steeply

declivity |dɪˈklɪvɪti| — a downward slope or bend

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 |ˌdiːˈkoʊd| — convert code into ordinary language

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

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

decollate |dɪˈkɑːleɪt| — cut the head of

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

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

decolor |diːˈkʌlər| — remove color from

decolorize |diːˈkʌləˌraɪz| — remove color from

decolour |diːˈkʌlə| — remove color from

decolourize |diːˈkʌləˌraɪz| — remove color from

decommission |ˌdiːkəˈmɪʃn| — withdraw from active service

decomposable  — capable of being partitioned

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

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

decontaminate |ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt| — rid of contamination

decontamination |ˌdiːkənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃn| — the removal of contaminants

decontrol |ˌdiːkənˈtroʊl| — 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

decry |dɪˈkraɪ| — express strong disapproval of

decrypt |diːˈkrɪpt| — convert code into ordinary language

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

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

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

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

dedication |ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃn| — complete and wholehearted fidelity

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

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

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

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

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

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

deeply |ˈdiːpli| — 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

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

deerskin |ˈdirskin| — 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 |dɪˈfæmətɔːri| — (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

default |dɪˈfɔːlt| — loss due to not showing up

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

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 |dɪˈfit̬ɪzəm| — acceptance of the inevitability of defeat

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

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 |dɪˈfektɪvli| — in a defective manner

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

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

defenceless |dɪˈfensləs| — without defense

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

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

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

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 |dɪˈfaɪəntli| — in a rebellious manner

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

deficient |dɪˈfɪʃnt| — inadequate in amount or degree

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 |ˈdefɪnətli| — 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

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

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

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

deflower |ˌdiːˈflaʊər| — deprive of virginity

defoliate |ˌdiːˈfoʊlieɪt| — strip the leaves or branches from

defoliation |ˌdiːfoʊlɪˈeɪʃən| — 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

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

defraud |dɪˈfrɔːd| — deprive of by deceit

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 |ˈdeftli| — 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 |dɪˈdʒenərəsi| — 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

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 |dəˈɡresiv| — going down by steps

degust |diˈɡəst| — taste with relish

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

dehisce |dəˈhis| — 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

dehumanize |ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz| — deprive of human qualities

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

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 |ˌdiəfəˈkeɪʃən| — 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 |ˈdiːəst| — a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it

deity |ˈdeɪəti| — 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

dejected |dɪˈdʒektɪd| — affected or marked by low spirits

dejection |dɪˈdʒekʃn| — a state of melancholy depression

dejeuner  — a midday meal

dekko |ˈdekoʊ| — British slang for a look

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

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

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

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

delegacy |ˈdelɪɡəsi| — 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

deleterious |ˌdeləˈtɪriəs| — 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

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

deliberate |dɪˈlɪbərət| — think about carefully; weigh

deliberately |dɪˈlɪbərətli| — 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 |ˈdelɪkəsi| — the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

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

delicately |ˈdelɪkətli| — in a delicate manner

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

delicious |dɪˈlɪʃəs| — variety of sweet eating apples

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

delighted |dɪˈlaɪtɪd| — greatly pleased

delightful |dɪˈlaɪtfl| — greatly pleasing or entertaining

delimit |diˈlɪmɪt| — determine the essential quality of

delimitate |diːˈlɪmɪteɪt| — determine the essential quality of

delimitation |di:ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən| — a line that indicates a boundary

delineate |dɪˈlɪnieɪt| — show the form or outline of

delineation |dɪˌlɪniˈeɪʃn| — a graphic or vivid verbal description

delinquency |dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi| — nonpayment of a debt when due

delinquent |dɪˈlɪŋkwənt| — a young offender

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

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

delirious |dɪˈlɪriəs| — experiencing delirium

deliriously |dɪˈlɪrɪəsli| — as if in a delirium

delirium |dɪˈlɪriəm| — state of violent mental agitation

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

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

delivery |dɪˈlɪvəri| — 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 |delˈfɪniəm| — 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

deltoid |ˈdeltoid| — 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

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)ri| — 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 |ˌdi:ˌmæɡnɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the process of removing magnetization

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

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 |ˈdeməˌɡɑːɡi| — impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace

demand |dɪˈmænd| — an urgent or peremptory request

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

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

dematerialize |diːməˈtɪərɪəlʌɪz| — 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

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

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

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

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

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

demineralize |ˌdiːˈmɪnərəlaɪz| — remove the minerals or salts from

demise |dɪˈmaɪz| — the time when something ends

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

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

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

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

democracy |dɪˈmɑːkrəsi| — 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 |ˌdeməˈkrætɪkli| — in a democratic manner; based on democratic principles

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.)

demography |dɪˈmɑːɡrəfi| — 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

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 |dɪˈmoʊnɪæk| — someone who acts as if possessed by a demon

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

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

demonize |ˈdiːmənaɪz| — make into a demon

demonstrable |dɪˈmɑːnstrəbl| — necessarily or demonstrably true

demonstrably |dɪˈmɑːnstrəbli| — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 |dəˈmərij| — 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

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

den |den| — the habitation of wild animals

denary |ˈdiːnəri| — 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

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

dendroidal  — resembling a tree in form and branching structure

dendrology |denˈdrɑːlədʒi| — the study of wooden plants

dengue |ˈdeŋɡi| — 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

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

denominator |dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪtər| — the divisor of a fraction

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

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

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

denote |dɪˈnoʊt| — be a sign or indication of

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

denounce |dɪˈnaʊns| — speak out against

denouncement |dɪˈnaʊnsmənt| — a public act of denouncing

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

densely |ˈdensli| — in a stupid manner

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

density |ˈdensəti| — 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

dented |ˈdentəd| — of metal e.g.

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

denticulate |denˈtikyələt| — having a very finely toothed margin

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

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

dentist |ˈdentɪst| — a person qualified to practice dentistry

dentistry |ˈdentɪstri| — 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

denudate  — lay bare

denudation |ˌdiːnjuːˈdeɪʃən| — the removal of covering

denude |dɪˈnuːd| — lay bare

denuded |dəˈnuːdəd| — without the natural or usual covering

denunciation |dɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn| — a public act of denouncing

denunciative |dɪˈnʌnsiːˌeɪtɪv| — containing warning of punishment

denunciatory |dɪˈnʌnsiːəˌtɔːriː| — containing warning of punishment

deny |dɪˈnaɪ| — declare untrue; contradict

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

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

deodorize |diːˈoʊdəraɪz| — eliminate the odor from

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

departure |dɪˈpɑːrtʃər| — the act of departing

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

dependability |dəˌpendəˈbɪləti| — 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 |dɪˈpendənsi| — 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)

depersonalization |diːˌpəːs(ə)n(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(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

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

depilate |ˈdepəˌleɪt| — remove body hair

depilatory |dɪˈpɪlətɔːri| — 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

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 |diːˈpoʊləˌraɪz| — eliminate the polarization of

depolarize |diːˈpəʊlərʌɪz| — eliminate the polarization of

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

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

depopulate |ˌdiːˈpɑːpjuleɪt| — reduce in population

depopulation |ˌdiːˌpɑːpjuˈleɪʃn| — 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 |dɪˈpoʊz| — force to leave (an office)

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

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

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

depot |ˈdiːpoʊ| — 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 |dɪˈprævəti| — moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

deprecate |ˈdeprəkeɪt| — express strong disapproval of; deplore

deprecating |ˈdeprəˌketɪŋ| — tending to diminish or disparage

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 |dɪˈpriːʃieɪt| — belittle

depreciation |dɪˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃn| — a decrease in price or value

depreciative  — tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value

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

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

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 |dɪˈpresɪŋli| — 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

deputation |ˌdepjuˈteɪʃn| — a group of representatives or delegates

depute |dɪˈpjuːt| — transfer power to someone

deputize |ˈdepjutaɪz| — act as a substitute

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

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

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

deregulate |ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪt| — lift the regulations on

deregulation |ˌdiːˌreɡjuˈleɪʃn| — 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 |ˌdi:ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃən| — 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 |dɪˈraɪsɪvli| — in a disrespectful and mocking manner

derisory |dɪˈraɪsəri| — 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

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

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

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

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

dermatology |ˌdɜːrməˈtɑːlədʒi| — 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

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

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

derogative  — expressive of low opinion

derogatory |dɪˈrɑːɡətɔːri| — 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

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

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

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 |dɪˈzɜːrvɪdli| — 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

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

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 |diːˈzaɪnɪdli| — with intention; in an intentional manner

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

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

desirability |dɪˌzaɪərəˈbɪləti| — 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

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

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

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

despairingly |dɪˈspeərɪŋli| — with desperation

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

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

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

desperately |ˈdespərətli| — 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 |dɪˌspoʊliːˈeɪʃən| — the act of stripping and taking by force

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

despondency |dɪˈspɑːndənsi| — 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

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 |ˈdestin| — 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 |ˈdestəni| — 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

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

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

desuetude |dɪˈsjuːɪtjuːd| — a state of inactivity or disuse

desulphurize |diːˈsʌlfjəˌraɪz| — remove sulfur from

desultory |ˈdesəltɔːri| — 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

detainee |ˌdiːteɪˈniː| — some held in custody

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 |dɪˈtɪriəreɪt| — become worse or disintegrate

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

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 |dəˈtɝːmənəˌtɪv| — 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 |dəˈtɝːmənɪŋ| — 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 |ˌdiːˈθroʊn| — remove a monarch from the throne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

devaluation |ˌdiːˌvæljuˈeɪʃn| — 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

devastate |ˈdevəsteɪt| — cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

devastating |ˈdevəsteɪtɪŋ| — making light of

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

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 |dɪˌveləpˈmentli| — with respect to development

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

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

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

deviation |ˌdiːviˈeɪʃn| — 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 |ˈdevəlɪʃli| — as a devil; in an evil manner

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

devilry |ˈdevlri| — wicked and cruel behavior

deviltry |ˈdevəltriː| — wicked and cruel behavior

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

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

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

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

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

devoted |dɪˈvoʊtɪd| — zealous in devotion or affection

devotedly |dɪˈvoʊtɪdli| — with devotion

devotee |ˌdevəˈtiː| — an ardent follower and admirer

devotion |dɪˈvoʊʃn| — feelings of ardent love

devotional |dɪˈvoʊʃənl| — a short religious service

devour |dɪˈvaʊər| — destroy completely

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

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

dewdrop |ˈduːdrɑːp| — a drop of dew

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

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

dewy |duːi| — wet with dew

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

dexterity |dekˈsterəti| — 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

dextrorotatory |ˌdɛkstrəʊˈrəʊtət(ə)ri| — rotating to the right

dextrorse |ˈdekstrɔːrs| — spiraling upward from left to right

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

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