Dejection

De*jec"tion

(?), n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F. djection.] 1. A casting down; depression. [Obs. or Archaic] Hallywell.
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2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
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Adoration implies submission and dejection.
Bp. Pearson.
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3. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
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What besides,
Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,
Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring.
Milton.
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4. A low condition; weakness; inability. [R.]
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A dejection of appetite.
Arbuthnot.
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5. (Physiol.) (a) The discharge of excrement. (b) Fces; excrement. Ray.
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