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defer2 to submit or yield to the desire, opinion, or judgment of another.
deference respect for and submission to the desires, opinions, or judgments of another. [2 definitions]
deferential characterized by or showing deference; respectfully submissive.
deferment the act of putting off or delaying; postponement. [2 definitions]
defiance resistance against authority; insubordination; rebellion. [3 definitions]
defiant characterized by a bold disregard or contempt for authority or opposition; refusing to obey.
defiantly in a manner that shows a strong rejection of an idea or authority or an unwillingness to obey.
defibrillate to stop the fibrillation of (a heart), usu. by administering electric shock.
deficiency the quality or condition of lacking something required; insufficiency or incompleteness. [2 definitions]
deficiency disease a disease caused by lack of a specific nutrient in the diet, or by the body's inability to absorb or metabolize it.
deficiency judgment a judicial decision in favor of a creditor for that part of a debt not satisfied by the debtor, esp. following the foreclosure and sale of a mortgage property.
deficient lacking some essential part, element, substance, or characteristic. [2 definitions]
deficit an amount by which something is less than what is required or expected, esp. the amount by which income is less than expenses.
deficit financing a governmental policy of borrowing to finance government spending.
defier one who challenges or resists authority.
defile1 to make unclean, foul, or filthy. [5 definitions]
defile2 a narrow passage or valley, as between mountains. [3 definitions]
define to explain or state the meaning of (a word or phrase). [4 definitions]
definite clearly defined or fixed, as opposed to being undecided, undetermined, or general; precise; exact. [3 definitions]
definite article in English grammar, the article "the," which restricts or particularizes the noun or noun equivalent that it modifies. (Cf. indefinite article.)
definitely without a doubt; positively. [2 definitions]