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DDR abbreviation of "Deutsche Demokratische Republik;" German Democratic Republic; formerly, East Germany.
D.D.S. abbreviation of "Doctor of Dental Surgery."
DDT a powerful pesticide, insoluble in water, currently restricted in the United States because of adverse effects on the environment; dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.
DE abbreviation of "Delaware," an eastern U.S. state between Maryland and New Jersey.
de- away from; from; off. [4 definitions]
deacon in certain Christian churches, a clergyman just below a priest in rank. [3 definitions]
deaconess in certain Protestant churches, a woman selected to assist the ministry, esp. in social services.
deactivate to make inactive or inoperative. [2 definitions]
dead lacking normal life functions; not alive. [16 definitions]
dead as a doornail definitely dead, or beyond hope of revitalizing.
deadbeat (informal) one who avoids paying debts or expenses.
dead center the exact center. [2 definitions]
dead duck (informal) a person or thing that is too deteriorated or ruined to be helped or saved, or that is sure to suffer ruin or failure.
deaden to make the nerves insensitive to. [3 definitions]
dead end a street, alley, or conduit that is closed at one end, offering no through passage. [2 definitions]
dead-end having one end or outlet closed. [2 definitions]
deadening material used to dull or deaden, esp. to muffle sound. [2 definitions]
deadeye one of a pair of hardwood disks with holes and concave rims through and around which certain rigging ropes are passed, used esp. to tighten the stays and shrouds of sailing vessels. [2 definitions]
deadfall a trap in which a heavy weight is set to drop on an animal and either stun or kill it. [2 definitions]
deadhead (informal) a person who uses a free ticket for transportation, admission, or the like; nonpaying customer. [5 definitions]
dead heat a race that ends in a tie between two or more contestants.