Definition for DE-JECT'

DE-JECT', v.t. [L. dejicio; de and jacio, to throw.]

  1. To cast down; usually, to cast down the countenance; to cause to fall with grief; to make to look sad or grieved, or to express discouragement. But gloomy were his eyes, dejected was his face. – Dryden.
  2. To depress the spirits; to sink; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. Nor think to die dejects my lofty mind. – Pope.

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