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death tax see "inheritance tax."
deathtrap a place or situation in which death could readily occur, such as an unsafe building.
death warrant an official authorization to carry out execution of a death sentence. [2 definitions]
deathwatch the act of waiting by or near the side of a dead or dying person. [3 definitions]
death wish a usu. unconscious desire for one's own or another's death.
deb (informal) a debutante.
debacle a sudden collapse into disaster; downfall. [3 definitions]
debar to shut out; exclude. [2 definitions]
debark1 to put or go ashore, as from a ship; disembark.
debark2 to take the bark off of (a log).
debase to reduce in value, quality, esteem, or character.
debatable open to debate or argument; doubtful.
debate a discussion of two opposing viewpoints, usu. in a formal meeting or assembly. [7 definitions]
debauch to lead or seduce into immorality or intemperance; corrupt. [3 definitions]
debauchee one who excessively indulges in sensual pleasures.
debauchery excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures, esp. of a sexual nature, or an instance of this.
debenture a corporate or government bond that pays fixed interest and that is backed by the issuer's credit status. [2 definitions]
debilitate to make feeble; weaken.
debility a state of unusual physical weakness, esp. as the result of disease.
debit an amount of money removed from or owed on an account, or the record of that amount. [5 definitions]
debit card a card issued by the holder's bank used to pay for purchases or withdraw money by an immediate electronic debiting of funds on deposit in the holder's bank account, and often also allowing transactions at an ATM machine.