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

1400–50; late Middle English deieccioun < Latin dējectiōn- (stem of dējectiō) a throwing down, equivalent to dēject(us) (see deject) + -iōn- -ion

self-dejection, noun
superdejection, noun

1. exhilaration. Unabridged
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dejection (dɪˈdʒɛkʃən)
1.  lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy
2.  a.  faecal matter evacuated from the bowels; excrement
 b.  the act of defecating; defecation

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from O.Fr. dejection, from L. dejectionem, noun of action from deicere "to cast down" (see deject).
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dejection de·jec·tion (dĭ-jěk'shən)

  1. Lowness of spirits; depression; melancholy.

  2. The evacuation of the bowels; defecation.

  3. Feces; excrement.

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Example sentences
Sims, usually at home in dynamic allegro roles, opens the piece as a portrait
  of dejection in stillness.
And the depths of dejection that follow are equal to the heights of my
But their tone was half-hearted, their words anchored with dejection.
It was necessary to register dejection and not abject humility.
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