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_denoncer_--L. _denunti[=a]re_--_de_, inten., and _nunti[=a]re_, to announce.]

DENSE, dens, _adj._ thick, close, compact: impenetrably stupid.--_n._ a thicket.--_adv._ DENSE'LY.--_ns._ DENSE'NESS; DENS'ITY, the quality of being dense: the proportion of mass to bulk or volume: the quantity of matter per unit of bulk. [L. _densus_, thick.]

DENSIMETER, den-sim'et-[.e]r, _n._ an instrument for ascertaining the comparative density or specific gravity of a substance. [L. _densus_, dense, and _metrum_ (Gr. _metron_), measure.]

DENT, dent, _n._ a small hollow made by the pressure or blow of a harder body on a softer.--_v.t._ to make a mark by means of a blow.--_p.adj._ DENT'ED, marked with dents: indented. [A variant of _dint_.]

DENT, dent, _n._ a notch.--_v.t._ to notch. [Confused with the preceding, but from Fr. _dent_, tooth--L. _dens_, _dentis_.]

DENTAGRA, den-tag'ra, _n._ a tooth-drawing forceps: toothache.

DENTAL, den'tal, _adj._ belonging to the teeth: produced by the aid of the teeth.--_n._ an articulation or letter pronounced chiefly with the teeth.--_adj._ DEN'TARY, belonging to dentition, bearing teeth.--_n._ the distal element of the jaw of vertebrates below mammals.--DENTAL ENGINE, a mechanical appliance giving a rotary motion to a dentist's boring instruments. [L. _dens_, _dentis_, a tooth. See TOOTH.]

DENTATE, -D, den't[=a]t, -ed, _adj._ toothed: notched: set as with teeth.

[L. _dentatus_, toothed, _dens_, a tooth.]


DENTEX, den'teks, _n._ a voracious sparoid fish.

DENTICLE, den'ti-kl, _n._ a small tooth.--_adjs._ DENTIC'UL[=A]TE, -D, having notches.--_n._ DENTICUL[=A]'TION. [L. _denticulus_, dim. of _dens_, a tooth.]

DENTIFORM, den'ti-form, _adj._ having the form of a tooth or of teeth. [L.

_dens_, _dentis_, tooth, and _forma_, form.]

DENTIFRICE, den'ti-fris, _n._ a substance used in rubbing or cleaning the teeth. [Fr.,--L. _dentifricium_, from _dens_, and _fric[=a]re_, to rub.]

DENTIGEROUS, den-tij'e-rus, _adj._ bearing teeth.


DENTIL, den'til, _n._ a denticle: (_pl._) small square blocks or projections in the bed-mouldings of the cornices of columns--also DEN'TEL.--_adj._ DEN'TILATED. [See DENTICLE.]

DENTILINGUAL, den-ti-ling'-gwal, _adj._ formed between the teeth and the tongue, as _th_ in _thin_, _this_.--_n._ a consonant so formed.--Also DENTOLING'UAL. [L. _dent-_, _dens_, a tooth, _lingua_, the tongue.]

DENTINE, DENTIN, den'tin, _n._ the substance of which the tooth is formed, under the enamel. [L. _dens_, _dentis_, a tooth.]

DENTIROSTRAL, den-ti-ros'tral, _adj._ having the mandibles of the beak toothed or notched, as certain birds. [L. _dens_, _dentis_, a tooth, and _rostrum_, a beak.]

DENTIST, den'tist, _n._ one who remedies diseases of the teeth, or inserts artificial teeth.--_v.i._ DEN'TISE, to cut one's teeth.--_ns._ DEN'TISTRY, the business of a dentist; DENTI'TION, the cutting or growing of teeth: the conformation, number, and arrangement of the teeth.

DENTOID, den'toid, _adj._ formed or shaped like a tooth. [L. _dens_, _dentis_, a tooth, and Gr. _eidos_, form.]


DENUDE, de-n[=u]d', _v.t._ to make nude or naked: to lay bare.--_n._ DENUD[=A]'TION, a making nude or bare: (_geol._) the wearing away of rocks by water and atmospheric action, whereby the underlying rocks are laid bare. [L. _denud[=a]re_--_de_, inten., and _nud[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to make naked--_nudus_, naked.]

DENUNCIATE, de-nun'shi-[=a]t, _v.t._ same as DENOUNCE.--_ns._ DENUNCIATION (-shi-[=a]'-, or -si-[=a]'-), any formal declaration: act of denouncing: a threat; DENUN'CIATOR, one who denounces.--_adj._ DENUN'CIATORY, containing a denunciation: threatening.

DENY, de-n[=i]', _v.t._ to gainsay or declare not to be true: to reject: to refuse admission to: to disown:--_pr.p._ deny'ing; _pa.p._ denied'.--_adv._ DENY'INGLY.--DENY ONE'S SELF, to deny one's self the indulgence of bodily appetites and carnal inclinations: to exercise self-denial. [Fr.

_denier_--L. _deneg[=a]re_--_de_, inten., and _neg[=a]re_, to say no. See NEGATION.]

DEOBSTRUENT, de-ob'str[=oo]-ent, _adj._ (_med._) removing obstructions.

DEODAND, d[=e]'o-dand, _n._ in old English law, a personal chattel which had been the immediate, accidental cause of the death of a human being, forfeited to the crown for pious uses. [L. _deo_, to God, _dandum_, that must be given--_d[)a]re_, to give.]

DEODAR, de-o-dar', _n._ a cedar much praised by Indian poets: the _Cedrus Deodara_ of the Himalayas. [Sans. _Deva-d[=a]ru_, divine tree--a name given to various coniferous trees growing in sacred places.]

DEODATE, d[=e]'[=o]-d[=a]t, _n._ a gift from God. [L. _deo_, to God, _datum_, given part, pa.p. of _d[)a]re_, to give.]

DEODORISE, d[=e]-[=o]'dor-[=i]z, _v.t._ to take the odour or smell from.--_ns._ DEODORIS[=A]'TION; DE[=O]'DORISER, a substance that destroys or conceals unpleasant smells.

DEONTOLOGY, d[=e]-on-tol'[=o]-ji, _n._ the science of duty, ethics.--_adj._ DEONTOLOG'ICAL.--_n._ DEONTOL'OGIST.

DEOPPILATE, d[=e]-op'i-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to free from obstruction.--_n._ DEOPPIL[=A]'TION.--_adj._ DEOP'PILATIVE.

DEOXIDATE, de-oks'i-d[=a]t, _v.t._ to take oxygen from, or reduce from the state of an oxide--also DEOX'IDISE.--_ns._ DEOXID[=A]'TION; DEOXID[=I]'SER, a substance that deoxidises.

DEOXYGENATE, de-oks-ij'en-[=a]t, _v.t._ to deprive of oxygen.--Also DEOXY'GENISE.

DEOZONISE, de-[=o]-z[=o]n'[=i]z, _v.t._ to deprive of ozone.

DEPAINT, de-p[=a]nt', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to paint: depict.

DEPART, de-part', _v.i._ to go away: to quit or leave: to die: (_obs._) to separate from one another.--_v.t._ (_obs._) to separate, divide.--_ns._ DEPART'ER; DEPART'ING; DEPART'URE, act of departing: a going away from a place: deviation: the distance in nautical miles made good by a ship due east or west: death.--A NEW DEPARTURE, a change of purpose or method, a new course of procedure.--THE DEPARTED, the deceased. [Fr. _departir_--L. _de_, from, and _part[=i]ri_, to part, to divide.]

DEPARTMENT, de-part'ment, _n._ a part: a separate part of business or duty: a section of the administration: a division of a country, esp. of France.--_adj._ DEPARTMENT'AL.--_adv._ DEPARTMENT'ALLY.

DEPASTURE, de-pas't[=u]r, _v.t._ to eat bare.--_v.i._ to graze.

DEPAUPERISE, de-paw'per-[=i]z, _v.t._ to remove from the state of paupers.--_v.t._ DEPAU'PERATE, to impoverish.

DEPEINCT, de-p[=a]nt', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to paint.

DEPEND, de-pend', _v.i._ to hang down: to be sustained by or connected with anything: to be pending: to rely: to rest.--_adjs._ DEPEND'ABLE, that may be depended on; DEPEND'ENT, depending, relying on, contingent, relative.--_n._ a subordinate: a hanger-on--also DEPEND'ANT.--_ns._ DEPEND'ENCE, state of being dependent, reliance, trust: that on which one depends--also DEPEND'ANCE; DEPEND'ENCY, same as DEPENDENCE, in the additional sense of a foreign territory dependent on the mother-country, a kind of subordinate colony without self-government.--_adj._ DEPEND'ING, still undetermined.--_adv._ DEPEND'INGLY. [Fr. _dependre_--L.

_depend[=e]re_--_de_, from, and _pend[=e]re_, to hang.]

DEPERSONALISE, d[=e]-per'son-al-[=i]z, _v.t._ to take away the characteristics that constitute the personality of.

DEPHLEGMATE, de-fleg'm[=a]t, _v.t._ (_chem._) to free from water.--_ns._ DEPHLEGM[=A]'TION; DEPHLEGM[=A]'TOR.

DEPHLOGISTICATE, de-flo-jis'ti-k[=a]t, _v.t._ to deprive of phlogiston, once supposed to be the principle of heat.--DEPHLOGISTICATED AIR, the name given by Priestley to oxygen when discovered by him in 1774.

DEPICT, de-pikt', _v.t._ to paint carefully: to make a likeness of: to describe minutely. [L. _deping[)e]re_, _depictum_--_de_, inten., _ping[)e]re_, to paint.]

DEPICTURE, de-pikt'[=u]r, _v.t._ to picture: to paint: to represent:--_pr.p._ depict'[=u]ring; _pa.p._ depict'[=u]red.

DEPILATE, dep'i-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to remove the hair from.--_ns._ DEPIL[=A]'TION; DEPIL'ATORY, an application for removing superfluous hairs.--_adj._ possessing this quality.

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