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degrease to dissolve oil or grease.
degreaser a product that dissolves oil or grease.
degree a stage or step, esp. as part of a course of action or process. [6 definitions]
degree-day a unit that represents one degree of difference, from a standard temperature, in the mean outdoor temperature on a certain day.
dehisce to split open along a pre-existing line, as the seedpods of certain plants.
dehorn to remove the horns of (cattle or the like).
dehumanize to deprive of individuality, spirit, or other human qualities; render routine or mechanical.
dehumidify to reduce the level of atmospheric moisture in.
dehydrate to remove water from (fruits, vegetables, or other foods) for preservation. [4 definitions]
dehydration the act or process of removing water, or the elements of water, from something such as a food or chemical compound. [2 definitions]
dehydroepiandrosterone a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, gonads, and brain that is a precursor of androgens and estrogens.
dehydrogenase an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen atoms from a molecule.
dehydrogenate to remove hydrogen from (a chemical compound).
de-ice to keep free of ice or remove ice from.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god. [2 definitions]
deign to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one's dignity; condescend. [2 definitions]
Deimos the smaller of the two moons of the planet Mars.
deinstitutionalize to enable (one who has been institutionalized, such as a mental patient) to live away from the institution, within the community. [2 definitions]
deism the belief, based only on reason and on evidence in nature, and not on any supernatural revelation, in the existence of a god who created the universe. (Cf. theism.)
deity a god or goddess. [4 definitions]
déjà vu the almost physical sensation, when one is in a place or having an experience, that one has been in that place or had that experience before.