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[dih-jekt] /dɪˈdʒɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten:
Such news dejects me.
adjective
2.
Archaic. dejected; downcast.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English dejecten (v.) < Latin dējectus (past participle of dējicere to throw down), equivalent to dē- de- + -jec-, combining form of jacere to throw + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for deject

deject

/dɪˈdʒɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to have a depressing effect on; dispirit; dishearten
adjective
2.
(archaic) downcast; dejected
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dēicere to cast down, from de- + iacere to throw
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Word Origin and History for deject
deject
early 15c., from L. dejectus, pp. of deicere "to cast down," from de- "down" + -icere, comb. form of jacere "to throw." Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is mid-15c. Related: Dejectedly (1610s).
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