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DISCRETE, dis-kr[=e]t', _adj._ separate: consisting of distinct parts: referring to distinct objects--opposite of _concrete_.--_adv._ DISCRETE'LY.--_n._ DISCRETE'NESS.--_adj._ DISCRET'IVE, separating: disjunctive.--_adv._ DISCRET'IVELY. [A doublet of _discreet_.]

DISCRETION, dis-kresh'un, _n._ quality of being discreet: prudence: liberty to act at pleasure.--_adjs._ DISCRE'TIONAL, DISCRE'TIONARY, left to discretion: unrestricted,--_advs._ DISCRE'TIONALLY, DISCRE'TIONARILY.--AGE, YEARS, OF DISCRETION, mature years; AT DISCRETION, according to one's own judgment; BE AT ONE'S DISCRETION, to be completely under another person's power or control; SURRENDER AT DISCRETION, to surrender unconditionally, that is, to another's discretion. [Through Fr. from L. _discretion-em_, _discern[)e]re_, _-cr[=e]tum_.]

DISCRIMINATE, dis-krim'i-n[=a]t, _v.t._ to note the difference: to distinguish: to select from others.--_v.i._ to make a difference or distinction: to distinguish.--_adv._ DISCRIM'INATELY.--_p.adj._ DISCRIM'INATING, noting distinctions: gifted with judgment and penetration.--_adv._ DISCRIM'INATINGLY.--_n._ DISCRIMIN[=A]'TION, act or quality of distinguishing: acuteness: discernment, judgment.--_adj._ DISCRIM'INATIVE, that marks a difference: characteristic: observing distinctions.--_adv._ DISCRIM'INATIVELY.--_n._ DISCRIM'IN[=A]TOR. [L.

_discrimin[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_discrimen_, _discriminis_, that which separates, _discern[)e]re_, discern.]

DISCROWN, dis-krown', _v.t._ to deprive of a crown.

DISCULPATE, dis-kul'p[=a]t, _v.t._ to free from blame.

DISCUMBER, dis-kum'b[.e]r, _v.t._ to disencumber.

DISCURE, dis-k[=u]r', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to discover.

DISCURSIVE, dis-kur'siv, _adj._ running from one thing to another: roving, desultory: proceeding regularly from premises to conclusion: intellectual, rational.--_ns._ DISCUR'SION, desultory talk: act of reasoning; DISCUR'SIST, a disputer.--_adv._ DISCUR'SIVELY.--_n._ DISCUR'SIVENESS.--_adj._ DISCUR'SORY, discursive.--_n._ DISCUR'SUS, argument. [See DISCOURSE.]

DISCUS, dis'kus, _n._ a quoit, disc. [L.,--Gr. _diskos_.]

DISCUSS, dis-kus', _v.t._ to examine in detail, or by disputation: to debate: to sift: (_coll._) to consume, as a bottle of wine.--_adj._ DISCUSS'ABLE.--_n._ DISCUS'SION, debate: (_surg._) dispersion of a tumour.--_adjs._ DISCUSS'IVE, DISC[=U]'TIENT, able or tending to discuss or disperse tumours.--_n._ DISC[=U]'TIENT, a medicine with this property. [L.

_discut[)e]re_, _discussum_--_dis_, asunder, _quat[)e]re_, to shake.]

DISDAIN, dis-d[=a]n', _v.t._ to think unworthy: to reject as unsuitable: to scorn.--_n._ a feeling of scorn or aversion: haughtiness.--_adjs._ DISDAINED' (_Shak._), disdainful; DISDAIN'FUL.--_adv._ DISDAIN'FULLY.--_n._ DISDAIN'FULNESS. [O. Fr. _desdaigner_--L. _dedign[=a]ri_, _de_, _dis_, neg., and _dignus_, worthy.]

DISEASE, diz-[=e]z', _n._ a disorder or want of health in mind or body: ailment: cause of pain.--_v.t._ (_Spens._) to make uneasy.--_p.adj._ DISEASED', affected with disease.--_n._ DISEAS'EDNESS.--_adj._ DISEASE'FUL.

[O. Fr. _desaise_, _des_--L. _dis_, neg., _aise_, ease.]

DISEDGE, dis-ej', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to deprive of the edge: to blunt; to dull.

DISEDIFY, dis-ed'i-f[=i], _v.t._ to do the reverse of edifying: to scandalise.--_n._ DISEDIFIC[=A]'TION.

DISEMBARK, dis-em-bark', _v.t._ to land persons, troops, &c.: to take out of a ship.--_v.i._ to quit a ship: to land.--_ns._ DISEMBARK[=A]'TION, DISEMBARK'MENT. [O. Fr. _desembarquer_, _des-_--L. _dis_, neg., _embarquer_. See EMBARK.]

DISEMBARRASS, dis-em-bar'as, _v.t._ to free from embarrassment or perplexity.--_n._ DISEMBARR'ASSMENT. [O. Fr. _disembarrasser_, _des_--L.

_dis_, neg., _embarrasser_. See EMBARRASS.]

DISEMBELLISH, dis-em-bel'ish, _v.t._ to deprive of embellishment.

DISEMBITTER, dis-em-bit'[.e]r, _v.t._ to free from bitterness.

DISEMBODY, dis-em-bod'i, _v.t._ to take away from or out of the body (esp.

of disembodied spirits): to discharge from military service or array.--_n._ DISEMBOD'IMENT.

DISEMBOGUE, dis-em-b[=o]g', _v.t._ and _v.i._ to discharge at the mouth, as a stream.--_n._ DISEMBOGUE'MENT. [Sp. _desembocar_, _des_--L. _dis_, asunder, _embocar_, to enter the mouth, _em-_--L. _im_, _in_, into, _boca_--L. _bucca_, a cheek, the mouth.]

DISEMBOSOM, dis-em-b[=oo]z'um, _v.t._ to separate from the bosom: to disburden one's self of a secret.

DISEMBOWEL, dis-em-bow'el, _v.t._ to take out the bowels of: to tear out the inside of a thing.--_n._ DISEMBOW'ELMENT.

DISEMBRANGLE, dis-em-brang'gl, _v.t._ to free from dispute.

DISEMBROIL, dis-em-broil', _v.t._ to free from broil or confusion.

DISEMBURDEN, dis-em-bur'dn, _v.t._ to disburden.

DISEMPLOY, dis-em-ploi', _v.t._ to relieve of employment.--_adj._ DISEMPLOYED'.

DISENABLE, dis-en-[=a]'bl, _v.t._ to make unable: to disable: (_obs._) to deprive of power.

DISENCHAIN, dis-en-ch[=a]n', _v.t._ to free from restraint.

DISENCHANT, dis-en-chant', _v.t._ to free from enchantment, to disillusionise.--_ns._ DISENCHANT'ER:--_fem._ DISENCHANT'RESS; DISENCHANT'MENT. [O. Fr. _desenchanter_, _des_--L. _dis_, neg., _enchanter_, to enchant.]

DISENCLOSE, dis-en-kl[=o]z', _v.t._ to free from the condition of being enclosed: to dispark.--Also DISINCLOSE.

DISENCUMBER, dis-en-kum'b[.e]r, _v.t._ to free from encumbrance: to disburden.--_n._ DISENCUM'BRANCE.

DISENDOW, dis-en-dow', _v.t._ to take away the endowments (esp. of an established church).--_adj._ DISENDOWED'.--_n._ DISENDOW'MENT.

DISENFRANCHISE, dis-en-fran'chiz, _v.t._ (_rare_) to disfranchise: to deprive of suffrage.--_n._ DISENFRAN'CHISEMENT.

DISENGAGE, dis-en-g[=a]j', _v.t._ to separate or free from being engaged: to separate: to set free: to release.--_ns._ DISENGAG'EDNESS; DISENGAGE'MENT. [O. Fr. _desengager_, _des-_--L. _dis_, neg., _engager_, to engage.]

DISENNOBLE, dis-en-n[=o]'bl, _v.t._ to deprive of title, or of what ennobles: to degrade.

DISENROL, dis-en-r[=o]l', _v.t._ to remove from a roll.

DISENSHROUD, dis-en-shrowd', _v.t._ to divest of a shroud, to unveil.

DISENSLAVE, dis-en-sl[=a]v', _v.t._ to free from bondage.

DISENTAIL, dis-en-t[=a]l', _v.t._ to break the entail of (an estate): to divest.--_n._ the act of disentailing.

DISENTANGLE, dis-en-tang'gl, _v.t._ to free from entanglement or disorder: to unravel: to disengage or set free.--_n._ DISENTANG'LEMENT.

DISENTHRAL, DISENTHRALL, dis-en-thrawl', _v.t._ to free from enthralment.--_n._ DISENTHRAL'MENT.

DISENTHRONE, dis-en-thr[=o]n', _v.t._ (_Milt._) to dethrone.

DISENTITLE, dis-en-t[=i]'tl, _v.t._ to deprive of title.

DISENTOMB, dis-en-t[=oo]m', _v.t._ to take out from a tomb.

DISENTRAIL, dis-en'tr[=a]l, _v.t._ (_Spens._) to disembowel.

DISENTRANCE, dis-en-trans', _v.t._ to awaken from a trance or deep sleep: to arouse from a reverie.--_n._ DISENTRANCE'MENT.

DISENTWINE, dis-en-tw[=i]n', _v.t._ to untwine.

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