Depredator to Derange
(Dep"re*da`tor) n. [L. depraedator.] One who plunders or pillages; a spoiler; a robber.
(Dep"re*da`to*ry) a. Tending or designed to depredate; characterized by depredation; plundering; as,
a depredatory incursion.
(De*pred"i*cate) v. t. [Pref. de- (intensive) + predicate.] To proclaim; to celebrate. [R.]
(Dep`re*hend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprehended; p. pr. & vb. n. Deprehending.] [L. deprehendere,
deprehensum; de- + prehendere to lay hold of, seize. See Prehensile.]
1. To take unawares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an unlawful act; to catch; to apprehend.
The deprehended adulteress.Jer.Taylor.
2. To detect; to discover; to find out.
The motion . . . are to be deprehended by experience.Bacon.
(Dep`re*hen"si*ble) a. That may be caught or discovered; apprehensible. [Obs.] Petty.
Dep`re*hen"si*ble*ness, n. [Obs.]
(Dep`re*hen"sion) n. [L. deprehensio.] A catching; discovery. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(De*press") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Depressing.] [L. depressus, p.
p. of deprimere; de- + premere to press. See Press.]
1. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the
eyes. "With lips depressed." Tennyson.
2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
4. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
5. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.
6. (Math.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
To depress the pole (Naut.), to cause the sidereal pole to appear lower or nearer the horizon, as by
sailing toward the equator.
Syn. To sink; lower; abase; cast down; deject; humble; degrade; dispirit; discourage.
(De*press"), a. [L. depressus, p. p.] Having the middle lower than the border; concave. [Obs.]
If the seal be depress or hollow.Hammond.
(De*press"ant) n. (Med.) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.
1. Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.
2. (Bot.) (a) Concave on the upper side; said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border. (b)
Lying flat; said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.