Defeature to Defervescence

(De*fea"ture) n. [OF. desfaiture a killing, disguising, prop., an undoing. See Defeat, and cf. Disfeature.]

1. Overthrow; defeat. [Obs.] "Nothing but loss in their defeature." Beau. & Fl.

2. Disfigurement; deformity. [Obs.] "Strange defeatures in my face." Shak.

(De*fea"tured) p. p. Changed in features; deformed. [R.]

Features when defeatured in the . . . way I have described.
De Quincey.

(Def"e*cate) a. [L. defaecatus, p. p. of defaecare to defecate; de- + faex, faecis, dregs, lees.] Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.

Till the soul be defecate from the dregs of sense.

(Def"e*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defecated; p. pr. & vb. n. Defecating.]

1. To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.

To defecate the dark and muddy oil of amber.

2. To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.

We defecate the notion from materiality.

Defecated from all the impurities of sense.
Bp. Warburton.

(Def"e*cate) v. i.

1. To become clear, pure, or free. Goldsmith.

2. To void excrement.

(Def`e*ca"tion) n. [L. defaecatio: cf. F. défécation.]

1. The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification.

2. (Physiol.) The act or process of voiding excrement.

(Def"e*ca`tor) n. That which cleanses or purifies; esp., an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and sirups. Knight.

(De*fect") n. [L. defectus, fr. deficere, defectum, to desert, fail, be wanting; de- + facere to make, do. See Fact, Feat, and cf. Deficit.]

1. Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; — opposed to superfluity.

Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied.

2. Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.

Trust not yourself; but, your defects to know,
Make use of every friend — and every foe.

Among boys little tenderness is shown to personal defects.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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