|1.||to reduce or decline in value or price|
|2.||(tr) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage|
|[C15: from Late Latin dēpretiāre to lower the price of, from Latin |
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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