dejection


dejection

noun

  1. depression or lowness of spirits.
  2. Medicine/Medical, Physiology.
    1. evacuation of the bowels; fecal discharge.
    2. excrement.

noun

  1. lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy
    1. faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement
    2. the act of defecating; defecation
n.

early 15c., from Old French dejection “abjection, depravity; casting down” and directly from Latin dejectionem (nominative dejectio), noun of action from past participle stem of dejicere “to cast down” (see deject).

n.

  1. Lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy.
  2. The evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
  3. Feces; excrement.

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