Defeature to Defervescence
(De*fea"ture) n. [OF. desfaiture a killing, disguising, prop., an undoing. See Defeat, and cf.
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.Bates.
(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.Boyle.
2. To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.
We defecate the notion from materiality.Glanvill.
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
Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied.Davies.
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,Pope.
Make use of every friend and every foe.
Among boys little tenderness is shown to personal defects.Macaulay.