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degeneration the process of decline or decay. [4 definitions]
degenerative of, exhibiting, or promoting degeneration.
deglutinate to remove or extract the gluten from.
deglutition the act or process of swallowing.
degradation the act or process of degrading, or the condition of being degraded. [2 definitions]
degrade to bring (someone or something) down in moral or intellectual character; deprave; debase. [6 definitions]
degraded below normal standards; uncivilized or depraved. [2 definitions]
degrading tending to debase or humiliate.
de GrÔve a French red or white wine.
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.