De*ject" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Dejecting.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]


To cast down.

[Obs. or Archaic]

Christ dejected himself even unto the hells. Udall.

Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look. Fuller.


To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.

Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. Pope.


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De*ject", a. [L. dejectus, p. p.]




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