(De*plo"rate) a. [L. deploratus, p. p. of deplorare. See Deplore.] Deplorable. [Obs.]

A more deplorate estate.

(Dep`lo*ra"tion) n. [L. deploratio: cf. F. déploration.] The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation. Speed.

(De*plore") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deplored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deploring.] [L. deplorare; de- + plorare to cry out, wail, lament; prob. akin to pluere to rain, and to E. flow: cf. F. déplorer. Cf. Flow.]

1. To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.

To find her, or forever to deplore
Her loss.

As some sad turtle his lost love deplores.

2. To complain of. [Obs.] Shak.

3. To regard as hopeless; to give up. [Obs.] Bacon.

Syn. — To Deplore, Mourn, Lament, Bewail, Bemoan. Mourn is the generic term, denoting a state of grief or sadness. To lament is to express grief by outcries, and denotes an earnest and strong expression of sorrow. To deplore marks a deeper and more prolonged emotion. To bewail and to bemoan are appropriate only to cases of poignant distress, in which the grief finds utterance either in wailing or in moans and sobs. A man laments his errors, and deplores the ruin they have brought on his family; mothers bewail or bemoan the loss of their children.

(De*plore"), v. i. To lament. Gray.

(De*plor"ed*ly) adv. Lamentably.

(De*plor"ed*ness), n. The state of being deplored or deplorable. [R.] Bp. Hail.

(De*plore"ment) n. Deploration. [Obs.]

(De*plor"er) n. One who deplores.

(De*plor"ing*ly), adv. In a deploring manner.

(De*ploy") v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Deployed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deploying.] [F. déployer; pref. = dés (L. dis) + ployer, equiv. to plier to fold, fr. L. plicare. See Ply, and cf. Display.] (Mil.) To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; — the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle.

(De*ploy" De*ploy"ment) n. (Mil.) The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front. Wilhelm.

Deployments . . . which cause the soldier to turn his back to the enemy are not suited to war.
H. L. Scott.

(De*plu"mate) a. [LL. diplumatus, p. p. of deplumare. See Deplume.] (Zoöl.) Destitute or deprived of features; deplumed.

(Dep`lu*ma"tion) n. [See Deplumate.]

1. The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers. Bp. Stillingfleet

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