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desertion willful abandonment of one's spouse or children, as well as all related legal responsibilities. [2 definitions]
deserve to be qualified for or worthy of; merit. [2 definitions]
deserved rightly earned; merited.
deservedly with justification; rightly.
deserving worthy of praise, regard, or assistance.
desex to remove the sex organs of; castrate or spay. [2 definitions]
desiccant causing dryness. [2 definitions]
desiccate to eliminate the moisture in; dry up. [3 definitions]
desiderate to want, need, or long for.
desideratum something that is needed or wanted.
design to make or draw plans for, esp. the structure or form of. [11 definitions]
designate to distinguish by means of description, marks, name, or the like; specify. [5 definitions]
designated hitter in the American League in baseball, a team member chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in place of the pitcher.
designation an act or instance of indicating or pointing out. [3 definitions]
designedly intentionally, on purpose, or by design.
designee one who is designated.
designer a person who plans and creates designs for any of various artistic or commercial works. [2 definitions]
designing intriguing or scheming. [2 definitions]
desirable having pleasing or attractive characteristics. [2 definitions]
desire to want or crave; yearn for. [6 definitions]
desirous having desire; desiring.