verb (used with object)
- deiters' cell,
- deja vu,
- dejerine's disease
Origin of deject
Examples from the Web for deject
I must deject you now and make you listen to me; there is not much more to hear.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun
This did not dishearten or deject the golden party; far from it.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
For one, the worst event of this day, though it may deject, shall not break or subdue me.
The things which do not disturb her temper may, perhaps, deject her spirits.A Strange Story, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
And I alone, of all men “most deject and wretched,” survive them all.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
Word Origin for deject
early 15c., "to throw or cast down," from Old French dejeter (12c.), from Latin deiectus "a throwing down, felling, fall," past participle of deicere "to cast down, destroy; drive out; kill, slay, defeat," from de- "down" + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is c.1500.