demonetize

de*mon"e*tize

(?; see Monetary), v. t. To deprive of current value; to withdraw from use, as money.
[1913 Webster]

They [gold mohurs] have been completely demonetized by the [East India] Company.
R. Cobden.

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De*mo"ni*ac

(?),

Dem`o*ni"a*cal

(?; 277), } a. [L. daemoniacus, fr. daemon; cf. F. dmoniaque. See Demon.] 1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal practices.
[1913 Webster]

Sarcastic, demoniacal laughter.
Thackeray.
[1913 Webster]

2. Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as, demoniac or demoniacal power. "Demoniac frenzy." Milton.
[1913 Webster]

3. resembling or suggesting possession by a demon; as, demoniac energy.
[WordNet 1.5]

4. in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon.
Syn. -- amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, possessed(predicate).
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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