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detriment that which causes harm, injury, or loss. [2 definitions]
detrimental causing harm, disadvantage, or deterioration.
detritus a mass of small rocks or particles broken up by geological or climatic forces. [2 definitions]
de trop (French) too much or too many; excessive or superfluous.
deuce1 in games and sports, a two, esp. a playing card or face of a die with a value of two. [2 definitions]
deuce2 (informal) the devil (used only as a mild form of swearing).
deuced (informal) confounded; devilish. [2 definitions]
deus ex machina (Latin) god from a machine; in ancient Greek drama, a god brought in by a mechanical contrivance to resolve a plot or complicated situation. [2 definitions]
deuterium an isotope of hydrogen that has one proton and one neutron in each nucleus; heavy hydrogen. (Cf. protium, tritium.)
deutero- second; secondary.
deuteron a particle composed of one proton and one neutron that is equivalent to the nucleus of a deuterium atom and that has a positive charge.
Deuteronomy the fifth book of the Old Testament, which contains a restatement and exposition of the laws of Moses, his addresses to the Israelites, and an account of his last days.
deutsche mark deutsche mark or deutsche marks (deutschemark or deutschemarks) [2 definitions]
devaluate to decrease the value of. [2 definitions]
devalue to decrease or annul the value, worth, or importance of. [2 definitions]
devastate to ravage or lay waste, as by war or natural disaster. [2 definitions]
devastated laid to waste; severely damaged. [2 definitions]
devastating causing devastation or great upset.
devastation the act or an instance of destroying or ruining, or the destruction or ruin thus caused.
devein to remove the vein from the back of (a shrimp).
develop to bring out the potential of; advance to a more complete or more effective condition. [10 definitions]