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DISMAY, dis-m[=a]', _v.t._ to terrify: to discourage.--_n._ loss of strength and courage through fear.--_n._ DISMAY'EDNESS.--_adj._ DISMAY'FUL (_Spens._). [A hybrid word, from an O. Fr. _desmayer_--_des_ (= L. _dis_), and Old High Ger. _magan_ (Ger. _mogen_) = A.S. _magan_, to have might or power. See MAY.]

DISMAYD, dis-m[=a]d', _adj._ (_Spens._) misshapen, deformed.

DISMAYL, dis-m[=a]l', _v.t._ to deprive of mail: (_Spens._) to break open one's coat of mail. [O. Fr. _desmailler_, _des_--L. _dis_, neg., _maille_, mail.]

DISME, d[=e]m, _n._ a tenth: (_Shak._) the number ten. [O. Fr. See DIME.]

DISMEMBER, dis-mem'b[.e]r, _v.t._ to divide member from member: to separate a limb from the body: to disjoint: to tear to pieces.--_ns._ DISMEM'BERMENT; DISMEM'BRATOR. [O. Fr. _desmembrer_, _des_--L. _dis_, neg., _membre_, a member.]

DISMISS, dis-mis', _v.t._ to send away: to despatch: to discard: to remove from office or employment: (_law_) to reject, to put out of court, to discharge.--_ns._ DISMISS'AL, DISMIS'SION.--_adjs._ DISMISS'IVE, DISMISS'ORY. [L. _dis_, away, _mitt[)e]re_, _missum_, to send.]

DISMORTGAGE, dis-mor'g[=a]j, _v.t._ to redeem from mortgage.

DISMOUNT, dis-mownt', _v.i._ to come down: to come off a horse.--_v.t._ to throw or bring down from any elevated place: to throw off their carriages, as cannon: to unhorse. [O. Fr. _desmonter_, _des_--L. _dis_, neg., _monter_, to mount.]

DISNATURED, dis-n[=a]'t[=u]rd, _adj._ unnatural, devoid of natural affection.--_v.t._ DISNAT'URALISE, to make alien or unnatural.

DISNEST, dis-nest', _v.t._ to dislodge from a nest.

DISOBEDIENT, dis-o-b[=e]'di-ent, _adj._ neglecting or refusing to obey.--_n._ DISOB[=E]'DIENCE, neglect or refusal to obey: violation of orders.--_adv._ DISOB[=E]'DIENTLY.

DISOBEY, dis-o-b[=a]', _v.t._ to neglect or refuse to obey or do what is commanded. [O. Fr. _desobeir_--_des_ (= L. _dis_), and _obeir_, to obey.]

DISOBLIGE, dis-o-bl[=i]j', _v.t._ to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility: to do something against the wishes of another: to injure slightly.--_n._ DISOBLIG[=A]'TION, freedom from obligation: act of disobliging.--_adj._ DISOB'LIGATORY, releasing from obligation.--_n._ DISOBLIGE'MENT.--_adj._ DISOBLIG'ING, not obliging: not careful to attend to the wishes of others: unaccommodating: unkind.--_adv._ DISOBLIG'INGLY.--_n._ DISOBLIG'INGNESS. [O. Fr. _desobliger_, _des_ (= L.

_dis_), neg., _obliger_, to oblige.]

DISOMATOUS, d[=i]-s[=o]'ma-tus, _adj._ having two bodies.

DISORBED, dis-orbd', _adj._ (_Shak._) thrown from its orbit, as a star.

DISORDER, dis-or'd[.e]r, _n._ want of order: confusion: disturbance: breach of the peace: disease.--_v.t._ to throw out of order: to disarrange: to disturb: to produce disease.--_adj._ DISOR'DERED, confused, deranged.--_n._ DISOR'DERLINESS.--_adj._ DISOR'DERLY, out of order: in confusion: irregular: lawless: defying the restraints of decency.--_adv._ confusedly: in a lawless manner.--DISORDERLY HOUSE, a brothel. [O. Fr. _desordre_, _des_ (= L. _dis_), neg., _ordre_, order.]

DISORDINATE, dis-or'din-[=a]t, _adj._ (_rare_) not in order: irregular.--_adv._ DISOR'DINATELY.

DISORGANISE, dis-or'gan-[=i]z, _v.t._ to destroy the organic structure of: to break up a union of parts: to disorder.--_adj._ DISORGAN'IC.--_n._ DISORGANIS[=A]'TION.

DISORIENT, dis-[=o]'ri-ent, _v.t._ to turn from the east: to confuse as to direction in general--also DISORIEN'TATE.--_n._ DISORIENT[=A]'TION.

DISOWN, diz-[=o]n', _v.t._ to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self: to deny: to repudiate, cast off--_n._ DISOWN'MENT.

DISOXYDATE, dis-ok'si-d[=a]t, _v.t._ to deoxidate or deprive of oxygen.--Also DISOX'YGENATE.

DISPACE, dis-p[=a]s', _v.i._ (_Spens._) to pace to and fro, to range about.

DISPARAGE, dis-par'[=a]j, _v.t._ to dishonour by comparison with what is inferior: to lower in rank or estimation: to talk slightingly of.--_ns._ DISPAR'AGEMENT; DISPAR'AGER.--_adv._ DISPAR'AGINGLY. [O. Fr.

_desparager_--_des_ (--L. _dis_), neg., and Low L. _paragium_, equality of birth--L. _par_, equal.]

DISPARATE, dis'par-[=a]t, _adj._ unequal: incapable of being compared.--_n._ DISPARATE' DIS'PARATES, things or characters of different species. [L. _dispar[=a]tus_--_dis_, neg., and _par[=a]re_, make equal.]

DISPARITY, dis-par'i-ti, _n._ inequality: unlikeness so great as to render comparison difficult and union unsuitable.

DISPARK, dis-park', _v.t._ to throw open enclosed ground.

DISPART, dis-part', _v.t._ to part asunder: to divide, to separate.--_v.i._ to separate.--_n._ the difference between the thickness of metal at the breech and the mouth of a gun.

DISPASSION, dis-pash'un, _n._ freedom from passion: a calm state of mind.--_adj._ DISPAS'SION[=A]TE, free from passion: unmoved by feelings: cool: impartial.--_adv._ DISPAS'SION[=A]TELY.


DISPATHY, dis'pa-thi, _n._ difference of feeling, the opposite of _sympathy_.

DISPAUPERISE, dis-paw-per-[=i]z', _v.t._ to free from pauperism or from paupers.--_v.t._ DISPAU'PER, to declare no longer a pauper.

DISPEACE, dis-p[=e]s', _n._ lack of peace: dissension. [A recent coinage from _dis_, neg., and _peace_.]

DISPEL, dis-pel', _v.t._ to drive away: to make disappear: to banish:--_pr.p._ dispel'ling; _pa.p._ dispelled'. [L.

_dispell[)e]re_--_dis_, away, _pell[)e]re_, to drive.]

DISPENCE, dis-pens' (_Spens._). Same as DISPENSE.

DISPEND, dis-pend', _v.t._ (_arch._) to expend, pay out. [O. Fr.,--L.

_dis_, out of, and _pend[)e]re_, to weigh.]

DISPENSABLE, dis-pens'a-bl, _adj._ that may be dispensed, or dispensed with: (_arch._) pardonable.--_ns._ DISPENSABIL'ITY, DISPENS'ABLENESS.

DISPENSARY, dis-pens'ar-i, _n._ a place where medicines are dispensed, esp.

to the poor, gratis.

DISPENSATION, dis-pen-s[=a]'shun, _n._ the act of dispensing or dealing out: various methods or stages of God's dealing with His creatures--_Patriarchal_, _Mosaic_, _Christian_: the distribution of good and evil in the divine government: license or permission to neglect a rule.--_adjs._ DISPENS'ATIVE, DISPENS'ATORY, granting dispensation.--_advs._ DISPENS'ATIVELY, DISPENS'ATORILY.--_n._ DISPENS'ATORY, a book containing medical prescriptions.--_adj._ DISPENS'ING.

DISPENSE, dis-pens', _v.t._ to deal out in portions: to distribute: to administer: (_Spens._) to pay for.--_n._ expense: profession: abundance.--_adj._ DISPENSED'.--_n._ DISPENS'ER.--DISPENSE WITH, to permit the want of: to do without. [Fr. _dispenser_--L. _dis_, asunder, _pensare_, inten. of _pend[)e]re_, to weigh.]

DISPEOPLE, dis-p[=e]'pl, _v.t._ to empty of inhabitants.

DISPERMOUS, d[=i]-sp[.e]rm'us, _adj._ having only two seeds. [Gr. _di-_, twofold, _sperma_, a seed.]

DISPERSE, dis-p[.e]rs', _v.t._ to scatter in all directions: to spread: to diffuse: to drive asunder: to cause to vanish.--_v.i._ to separate: to spread abroad: to vanish.--_n._ DISPERS'AL.--_adv._ DISPERS'EDLY.--_ns._ DISPERS'EDNESS; DISPERS'ER.--_adj._ DISPERS'IVE, tending to disperse. [L.

_dispergere_, _dispersum_--_di_, asunder, apart, _sparg[)e]re_, to scatter.]

DISPERSION, dis-p[.e]r'shun, _n._ a scattering, or state of being scattered: (_med._) the removal of inflammation: (_opt._) the separation of light into its different rays: the Diaspora (q.v.).

DISPERSONATE, dis-per'son-[=a]t, _v.t._ to divest of personality.

DISPIRIT, dis-pir'it, _v.t._ to dishearten: to discourage.--_p.adj._ DISPIR'ITED, dejected: feeble, spiritless.--_adv._ DISPIR'ITEDLY.--_n._ DISPIR'ITEDNESS.--_p.adj._ DISPIR'ITING, disheartening.--_n._ DISPIR'ITMENT.

DISPITEOUS, dis-pit'e-us, _adj._ pitiless.--_adv._ DISPIT'EOUSLY.--_n._ DISPIT'EOUSNESS. [See DESPITE.]

DISPLACE, dis-pl[=a]s', _v.t._ to put out of place: to disarrange: to remove from a state, office, or dignity.--_adj._ DISPLACE'ABLE.--_n._ DISPLACE'MENT, a putting out of place: the difference between the position of a body at a given time and that occupied at first: the quantity of water displaced by a ship afloat. [O. Fr. _desplacer_--L. _dis_, neg., and _place_.]

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