verb (used without object)
Origin of defect
Related Words for defectlesssplendid, foolproof, superb, ideal, pure, excellent, impeccable, sound, experienced, expert, crowning, stainless, classical, accomplished, culminating, excelling, adept, finished, consummate, utopian
noun (dɪˈfɛkt, ˈdiːfɛkt)
Word Origin for defect
1570s, from Latin defectus, past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see defect (n.)). Related: Defected; defecting.
early 15c., from Middle French defect and directly from Latin defectus "failure, revolt, falling away," noun use of past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see deficient).