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deep-seated firmly established; ingrained.
deep-set set far in; deeply set. [2 definitions]
deep-six (informal) to cast overboard. [2 definitions]
Deep South the southeastern U.S. region, esp. Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, considered most typically Southern.
deep structure in transformational grammar, the abstract syntactic pattern that underlies the construction and interpretation of a sentence.
deepwater associated with or occurring in the deeper parts of a body of water.
deer any of a family of large, swift, hoofed mammals, such as the white-tailed deer or the reindeer, the males of which usu. have antlers that grow and are shed yearly. [2 definitions]
deer mouse any of various large-eared mice of the Western Hemisphere that have long tails and white feet and undersides.
deerskin leather made from the hide of a deer. [3 definitions]
de-escalate to lessen in intensity, size, or scope.
deface to damage or deform the surface or appearance of; disfigure. [2 definitions]
de facto actual, esp. as opposed to what is believed to be the case or what is formally acknowledged. [3 definitions]
defalcate to misappropriate funds; embezzle.
defamation the act of causing damage to the reputation of a person, group, or institution by making unfavorable and unjust statements. [2 definitions]
defamatory causing or tending to cause injury to another's reputation; libelous or slanderous.
defame to damage or destroy the reputation of (a person, group, or institution) by making unfavorable and unjust statements. [2 definitions]
default failure to take positive action; neglect. [14 definitions]
defeat to win a victory over; beat in a game, battle, or the like. [4 definitions]
defeatable combined form of defeat.
defeated feeling or accepting that one has lost or failed. [2 definitions]
defeatism the tendency to expect defeat or accept defeat with resignation.