(De*mon"e*tize) v. t. To deprive of current value; to withdraw from use, as money.

They [gold mohurs] have been completely demonetized by the [East India] Company.
R. Cobden.

(De*mo"ni*ac Dem`o*ni"a*cal) a. [L. daemoniacus, fr. daemon; cf. F. démoniaque. See Demon.]

1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal practices.

Sarcastic, demoniacal laughter.

2. Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as, demoniac or demoniacal power. "Demoniac frenzy." Milton.

(De*mo"ni*ac) n.

1. A human being possessed by a demon or evil spirit; one whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.

The demoniac in the gospel was sometimes cast into the fire.

2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Anabaptists who maintain that the demons or devils will finally be saved.

(Dem`o*ni"a*cal*ly) adv. In a demoniacal manner.

(Dem`o*ni"a*cism) n. The state of being demoniac, or the practices of demoniacs.

(De*mo"ni*al) a. Of or pertaining to a demon. [Obs.] Cudworth.

(De*mo"ni*an) a. Relating to, or having the nature of, a demon. "Demonian spirits." Milton.

(De*mo"ni*an*ism) n. The state of being possessed by a demon or by demons.

(De*mo"ni*asm) n. See Demonianism. [R.]

(De*mo"nic) a. [L. daemonicus, Gr. daimoniko`s.] Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac. "Demonic ambushes." Lowell.

(De"mon*ism) n. [Cf. F. démonisme.] The belief in demons or false gods.

The established theology of the heathen world . . . rested upon the basis of demonism.

(De"mon*ist), n. A believer in, or worshiper of, demons.

(De"mon*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demonized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Demonizing.] [Cf. LL. daemonizare to be possessed by a demon, Gr. .]

1. To convert into a demon; to infuse the principles or fury of a demon into.

2. To control or possess by a demon.

(De`mon*oc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. dai`mwn demon + kra`tos strength: cf. F. démonocratie.] The power or government of demons.

A demonocracy of unclean spirits.
H. Taylor.

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