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deer any of a family of large, swift, hoofed mammals, such as the white-tailed deer or the reindeer, the males of which usu. have antlers that grow and are shed yearly. [2 definitions]
deer mouse any of various large-eared mice of the Western Hemisphere that have long tails and white feet and undersides.
deerskin leather made from the hide of a deer. [3 definitions]
de-escalate to lessen in intensity, size, or scope.
deface to damage or deform the surface or appearance of; disfigure. [2 definitions]
de facto actual, esp. as opposed to what is believed to be the case or what is formally acknowledged. [3 definitions]
defalcate to misappropriate funds; embezzle.
defamation the act of causing damage to the reputation of a person, group, or institution by making unfavorable and unjust statements. [2 definitions]
defamatory causing or tending to cause injury to another's reputation; libelous or slanderous.
defame to damage or destroy the reputation of (a person, group, or institution) by making unfavorable and unjust statements. [2 definitions]
default failure to take positive action; neglect. [14 definitions]
defeat to win a victory over; beat in a game, battle, or the like. [4 definitions]
defeatable combined form of defeat.
defeatism the tendency to expect defeat or accept defeat with resignation.
defeatist one who regards losing or failing as inevitable or accepts it with resignation. [2 definitions]
defecate to expel feces from the bowels. [2 definitions]
defect a flaw, error, or other imperfection. [3 definitions]
defection the act of deserting or renouncing loyalty to something to which one is supposed to be loyal, such as one's country, duty, religion, or party. [2 definitions]
defective having a flaw, error, or other imperfection. [2 definitions]
defence a spelling of defense used in Canada and Britain. See defense for more information.
defend to protect from harm, seizure, or intrusion; guard. [4 definitions]