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deject

[ dih-jekt ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten: Such news dejects me.
adjective
Archaic. dejected; downcast.
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Origin of deject

1375–1425; late Middle English dejecten (v.) <Latin dējectus (past participle of dējicere to throw down), equivalent to dē-de- + -jec-, combining form of jacere to throw + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for deject

deject
/ (dɪˈdʒɛkt) /

verb
(tr) to have a depressing effect on; dispirit; dishearten
adjective
archaic downcast; dejected

Word Origin for deject

C15: from Latin dēicere to cast down, from de- + iacere to throw
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