Definition for DE-TEST'

DE-TEST', v.t. [L. detestor; de and testor, to affirm or bear witness; It. detestare; Sp. detestar; Fr. detester. The primary sense of testor is to set, throw or thrust. To detest is to thrust away.]

To abhor; to abominate; to hate extremely; as, to detest crimes or meanness.

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