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  1. Also Det Linguistics. determiner.
  2. Pharmacology. diethyltryptamine.
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  1. detach.
  2. detachment.
  3. detail.
  4. determine.
  5. (in prescriptions) let it be given.
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Origin of det.

From the Latin word dētur
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Historical Examples of det

  • If I had stayed in my fader's house, I vould haf been det for goot, and perried too!

    Stories in Light and Shadow

    Bret Harte

  • "Let me det down, pease," said that young lady,—the first remark she had made.


    Susan Coolidge

  • "Let me det in oor lap den," and Marion, climbing up, made herself perfectly at home.

  • Tum and det some breakfus, exclaimed baby Ned, as he and all the others turned their heads in the direction of the sounds.

    Elsie at Ion

    Martha Finley

  • A iz the dettor, and it iz indifferent whether he pays the det to B or C.

British Dictionary definitions for det


abbreviation for
  1. diethyltryptamine, a hallucinogenic drug
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det in Medicine


  1. Diethyltryptamine; a hallucinogenic agent similar to DMT.
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  1. detur (let there be given; give)
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