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dejection

[dih-jek-shuh n] /dɪˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
depression or lowness of spirits.
2.
Medicine/Medical, Physiology.
  1. evacuation of the bowels; fecal discharge.
  2. excrement.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English deieccioun < Latin dējectiōn- (stem of dējectiō) a throwing down, equivalent to dēject(us) (see deject) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
self-dejection, noun
superdejection, noun
Antonyms
1. exhilaration.
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British Dictionary definitions for dejections

dejection

/dɪˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
1.
lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy
2.
  1. faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement
  2. the act of defecating; defecation
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Word Origin and History for dejections

dejection

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).

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dejections in Medicine

dejection de·jec·tion (dĭ-jěk'shən)
n.

  1. Lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy.

  2. The evacuation of the bowels; defecation.

  3. Feces; excrement.

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