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Department of Homeland Security an executive department of the U.S. federal government whose mission is to protect U.S. citizens and property from terrorist assault.
department store a large retail store organized into departments, each of which orders, displays, and sells certain types of merchandise.
departure the act or an occasion of leaving or going away. [2 definitions]
depend to trust or rely (usu. fol. by on or upon). [2 definitions]
dependable deserving of trust or confidence; reliable.
dependence the condition of being dependent on another for help or support. [5 definitions]
dependency the condition of being dependent. [2 definitions]
dependent relying on another for help or support. [4 definitions]
dependent clause a clause that is syntactically not a complete sentence and is used only with an independent clause where it has the function of a noun, adjective, or adverb, such as "when he arrived" in "He seemed tired when he arrived"; subordinate clause; relative clause.
dependent colony colony in which a majority native population is ruled by a small number of representatives from the controlling nation.
depersonalize to cause to lose individual identity or characteristics. [2 definitions]
depict to portray or represent, as in a painting, sculpture, or written work.
depilate to remove hair from (hides, skin, or the like).
depilatory able or designed to remove hair. [2 definitions]
deplane to get off an airplane.
deplete to lessen drastically; exhaust.
depletion the act or process of depleting.
deplorable deserving of contempt, censure, or reproach; very bad; wretched. [2 definitions]
deplore to feel or show strong disapproval of. [2 definitions]
deploy to position in a way so as to be effective. [2 definitions]
deployable combined form of deploy.