Discussion of a problemor an equation(Math.), the operation of assigning different reasonable values to the arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result. Math. Dict.

(Dis*cus"sion*al) a. Pertaining to discussion.

(Dis*cuss"ive) a. [Cf. F. discussif.]

1. (Med.) Able or tending to discuss or disperse tumors or coagulated matter.

2. Doubt-dispelling; decisive. [R.]

A kind of peremptory and discussive voice.

(Dis*cuss"ive), n. (Med.) A medicine that discusses or disperses morbid humors; a discutient.

(Dis*cu"tient) a. [L. discutiens, p. pr. of discutere. See Discuss.] (Med.) Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive; as, a discutient application.n. An agent (as a medicinal application) which serves to disperse morbid matter. "Foment with discutiens." Wiseman.

(Dis*dain") n. [OE. desdain, disdein, OF. desdein, desdaing, F. dédain, fr. the verb. See Disdain, v. t.]

1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.

How my soul is moved with just disdain!

Often implying an idea of haughtiness.

Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes.

2. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion. [Obs.]

Most loathsome, filthy, foul, and full of vile disdain.

3. The state of being despised; shame. [Obs.] Shak.

Syn. — Haughtiness; scorn; contempt; arrogance; pride. See Haughtiness.

(Dis*dain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disdained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disdaining.] [OE. disdainen, desdainen, OF. desdeigner, desdaigner, F. dédaigner; des- (L. dis-) + daigner to deign, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy. See Deign.]

1. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.

Disdaining . . . that any should bear the armor of the best knight living.
Sir P. Sidney.

Discusser to Disengage

(Dis*cuss"er) n. One who discusses; one who sifts or examines. Wood.

(Dis*cus"sion) n. [L. discussio a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. discussion.]

1. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.

2. The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.

The liberty of discussion is the great safeguard of all other liberties.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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