Dictionary: DENT'IZE – DE-OS'CU-LATE

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DENT'IZE, v.t. [or i.; L. dens, tooth.]

To renew the teeth, or have them renewed. – Bacon.


Having the teeth renewed.


Renewing the teeth.

DE-NUD'ATE, or DE-NUDE', v.t. [L. denudo; de and nudo, to make bare; nudus, naked.]

To strip; to divest of all covering; to make bare or naked. – Ray. Sharp.


  1. The act of stripping off covering; a making bare.
  2. In geology, the act of washing away the surface of the earth by the deluge or other flood; strata exposed. – Buckland.

DE-NUD'ED, pp.

Stripped; divested of covering; laid bare.

DE-NUD'ING, ppr.

Stripping of covering; making bare.

DE-NUN'CIATE, v.t. [L. denuncio.]

To denounce, – which see.

DE-NUN-CI-A'TION, n. [L. denunciatio, from denuncio. See Denounce.]

  1. Publication; proclamation; annunciation; preaching; as, a faithful denunciation of the Gospel. – Milner.
  2. Solemn or formal declaration, accompanied with a menace; or the declaration of intended evil; proclamation of a threat; a public menace; as, a denunciation of war, or of wrath.


  1. He that denounces; one who publishes or proclaims, especially intended evil; one who threatens.
  2. An accuser; one who informs against another. – Ayliffe.

DE-NY', v.t. [Fr. denier; L. denego; de and nego, to deny, Sw. neka, W. nacu. Hence, nay, Dan. nej. The sense is to thrust from.]

  1. To contradict; to gainsay; to declare a statement or position not to be true. We deny what another says, or we deny a proposition. We deny the truth of an assertion, or the assertion itself. The sense of this verb is often expressed by no or nay.
  2. To refuse to grant; as, we asked for bread, and the man denied us.
  3. Not to afford; to withhold. Who finds not Providence all good and wise, / Alike in what he gives, and what denies? – Pope.
  4. To disown: to refuse or neglect to acknowledge; not to confess. He that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. – Luke xii.
  5. To reject; to disown; not to receive or embrace. He hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. – 1 Tim. v. Denying ungodliness and wordly lusts. – Tit. ii.
  6. Not to afford or yield. – Kirwan. To deny one's self, is to decline the gratification of appetites or desires; to refrain from; to abstain. The temperate man denies himself the free use of spirituous liquors. I denied myself the pleasure of your company. “God can not deny himself.” He can not act in contradiction to his character and promises. He can not be unfaithful. – 2 Tim. ii.

DE-NY'ING, ppr.

Contradicting; gainsaying; disowning; refusing.

DE-OB-STRUCT', v.t. [L. de and obstruo, to stop; ob and struo, to pile.]

To remove obstructions, or impediments to a passage; to clear from any thing that hinders the passage of fluids in the proper ducts of the body; as, to deobstruct the pores or lacteals.


Cleared of obstructions; opened.


Removing impediments to a passage.


Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; resolving viscidities; aperient. – Coxe. Encyc.


Any medicine which removes obstructions and opens the natural passages of the fluids of the body, as the pores and lacteal vessels; an aperient. Calomel is a powerful deobstruent.

DE'O-DAND, n. [L. Deo dandus, to be given to God.]

In England, a personal chattel which is the immediate occasion of the death of a rational creature, and for that reason, given to God, that is, forfeited to the king, to be applied to pious uses, and distributed in alms by his high almoner. Thus, if a cart runs over a man and kills him, the cart is forfeited as a deodand. Blackstone. Eng. Law.

DE-ON'ER-ATE, v.t. [L. deonero; de and onus.]

To unload. [Not used.]

DE-ON-TOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. δεον and λογος.]

The science of duty.

DE-OP'PI-LATE, v.t. [L. de and oppilo.]

To free from obstructions; to clear a passage. [Little used.]


The removal of obstructions. [Little used.] – Brown.


Deobstruent; aperient. – Harvey.

DE-OR-DIN-A'TION, n. [L. de and ordinatio.]

Disorder. [Not in use.] – Rowley.

DE-OS'CU-LATE, v.t. [L. deosculor.]

To kiss. [Not in use.]