Demeanure to Demogorgon
(De*mean"ure) n. Behavior. [Obs.] Spenser.
(De"men*cy) n. [L. dementia, fr. demens mad. See Dement.] Dementia; loss of mental
powers. See Insanity.
(De*ment") v. t. [L. dementare, fr. demens, -mentis, out of one's mind, mad; de + mens
mind. See Mental, and cf. Dementate.] To deprive of reason; to make mad. [R.] Bale.
(De*ment"), a. [L. demens, - mentis.] Demented; dementate. [R.] J. H. Newman.
(De*men"tate) a. [L. dementatus, p. p. See Dement, v. t.] Deprived of reason.
Arise, thou dementate sinner!Hammond.
(De*men"tate) v. t. To deprive of reason; to dement. [R.] Burton.
(De`men*ta"tion) n. The act of depriving of reason; madness. Whitlock.
(De*ment"ed) a. [From Dement.] Insane; mad; of unsound mind. De*ment"ed*ness, n.
(||De*men"ti*a) n. [L., fr. demens. See Dement.] Insanity; madness; esp. that form which
consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.
(De*meph"i*tize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demephitized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Demephitizing.] [Cf.
F. méphitiser to infect with mephitis.] To purify from mephitic or foul air. De*meph`i*ti*za"tion, n.
(De*merge") v. t. [L. demergere.] To plunge down into; to sink; to immerse. [Obs.]
The water in which it was demerged.Boyle.
(De*mer"it) n. [F. démérite demerit OF. demerite demerit fr. L. demerere to deserve well, LL., to
deserve well or ill; de- + merere to deserve. See De-, and Merit.]
1. That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert. [Obs.]
By many benefits and demerits whereby they obliged their adherents, [they] acquired this reputation.Holland.
2. That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice; misconduct; the opposite of merit.
They see no merit or demerit in any man or any action.Burke.
Secure, unless forfeited by any demerit or offense.Sir W. Temple.
3. The state of one who deserves ill.
(De*mer"it), v. t. [Cf. F. démériter to deserve ill. See Demerit, n.]
1. To deserve; said in reference to both praise and blame. [Obs.]
If I have demerited any love or thanks.Udall.
Executed as a traitor . . . as he well demerited.State Trials
2. To depreciate or cry down. [R.] Bp. Woolton.
(De*mer"it), v. i. To deserve praise or blame.