De*jec"tion (?), n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F. d'ejection.]

1.

A casting down; depression.

[Obs. or Archaic]

Hallywell.

2.

The act of humbling or abasing one's self.

Adoration implies submission and dejection. Bp. Pearson.

3.

Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.

What besides, Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair, Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring. Milton.

4.

A low condition; weakness; inability.

[R.]

A dejection of appetite. Arbuthnot.

5. Physiol. (a)

The discharge of excrement.

(b)

Faeces; excrement.

Ray.

 

© Webster 1913.

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