Deflexure to Deglutitory
(De*flex"ure) n. [From L. deflectere, deflexum. See Deflect.] A bending or turning aside; deflection.
(De*flo"rate) a. [LL. defloratus, p. p. of deflorare. See Deflour.] (Bot.) Past the flowering
state; having shed its pollen. Gray.
(Def`lo*ra"tion) n. [LL. defloratio: cf. F. défloration.]
1. The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin. Johnson.
2. That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection. [R.]
The laws of Normandy are, in a great measure, the defloration of the English laws.Sir M. Hale.
(De*flour") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defloured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deflouring.] [F. déflorer, LL. deflorare; L.
de- + flos, floris, flower. See Flower, and cf. Deflorate.]
1. To deprive of flowers.
2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
He died innocent and before the sweetness of his soul was defloured and ravished from him.Jer. Taylor.
3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
(De*flour"er) n. One who deflours; a ravisher.
(De*flow") v. i. [Pref. de- + flow: cf. L. defluere.] To flow down. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(De*flow"er) v. t. [Pref. de- + flower.] Same as Deflour.
An earthquake . . . deflowering the gardens.W. Montagu.
If a man had deflowered a virgin.Milton.
(De*flow"er*er) n. See Deflourer. Milton.
(Def"lu*ous) a. [L. defluus, fr. defluere to flow down; de- + fluere to flow.] Flowing down; falling
off. [Obs.] Bailey.
(De*flux") n. [L. defluxus, fr. defluere, defluxum.] Downward flow. [Obs.] Bacon.
(De*flux"ion) n. [L. defluxio.] (Med.) A discharge or flowing of humors or fluid matter, as
from the nose in catarrh; sometimes used synonymously with inflammation. Dunglison.
(Def"ly) adv. Deftly. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Def`*da"tion) n. Defedation. [Obs.]
(De*fo"li*ate De*fo"li*a`ted) a. Deprived of leaves, as by their natural fall.
(De*fo`li*a"tion) n. [LL. defoliare, defoliatum, to shed leaves; L. de- + folium leaf: cf. F.
défoliation.] The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves.
(De*force") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deforced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deforcing.] [OF. deforcier; de- or
des- (L. de or dis-) + forcier, F. forcer. See Force, v.] (Law) (a) To keep from the rightful owner; to