Decurtation to Deep

(De`cur*ta"tion) n. [L. decurtatio.] Act of cutting short. [Obs.]

(Dec"u*ry) n.; pl. Decuries [L. decuria, fr. decem ten.] A set or squad of ten men under a decurion. Sir W. Raleigh.

(De*cus"sate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decussated; p. pr. & vb. n. Decussating.] [L. decussatus, p. p. of decussare to cross like an X, fr. decussis (orig. equiv. to decem asses) the number ten, which the Romans represented by X.] To cross at an acute angle; to cut or divide in the form of X; to intersect; — said of lines in geometrical figures, rays of light, nerves, etc.

(De*cus"sate De*cus"sa*ted) a.

1. Crossed; intersected.

2. (Bot.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or branches.

3. (Rhet.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a decussated period.

(De*cus"sate*ly) adv. In a decussate manner.

(De`cus*sa"tion) n. [L. decussatio.] Act of crossing at an acute angle, or state of being thus crossed; an intersection in the form of an X; as, the decussation of lines, nerves, etc.

(De*cus"sa*tive) a. Intersecting at acute angles. Sir T. Browne.

(De*cus"sa*tive*ly), adv. Crosswise; in the form of an X. "Anointed decussatively." Sir T. Browne.

(De"cyl) n. [L. decem ten + -yl.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon radical, C10H21, never existing alone, but regarded as the characteristic constituent of a number of compounds of the paraffin series.

(De*cyl"ic) a. (Chem.) Allied to, or containing, the radical decyl.

(De*dal"ian) a. See Dædalian.

(Ded"a*lous) a. See Dædalous.

(||De*dans") n. [F.] (Court Tennis) A division, at one end of a tennis court, for spectators.

(Dede) a. Dead. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(De*dec"o*rate) v. t. [L. dedecoratus, p. p. of dedecorare to disgrace. See Decorate.] To bring to shame; to disgrace. [Obs.] Bailey.

(De*dec`o*ra"tion) n. [L. dedecoratio.] Disgrace; dishonor. [Obs.] Bailey.

(De*dec"o*rous) a. [L. dedecorus. See Decorous.] Disgraceful; unbecoming. [R.] Bailey.

(De`den*ti"tion) n. The shedding of teeth. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ded"i*cate) p. a. [L. dedicatus, p. p. of dedicare to affirm, to dedicate; de- + dicare to declare, dedicate; akin to dicere to say. See Diction.] Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated. "Dedicate to nothing temporal." Shak.

Syn. — Devoted; consecrated; addicted.

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