Words starting with de
2 letter words starting with de
- de — of; from: occurring as part of some personal names and originally indicating place of origin
- de bakey — Michael Ellis, 1908–2008, U.S. physician: pioneer in heart surgery.
- de beauvoir — Simone (simɔn). 1908–86, French existentialist novelist and feminist, whose works include Le Sang des autres (1944), Le Deuxième Sexe (1949), and Les Mandarins (1954)
- de bene esse — of validity for the time being but subject to objection or nullification at a later date; provisionally: to take evidence de bene esse to ensure against its loss.
- de bonis non administratis — of the part of the estate of a deceased person that has not been administered: administration or an administrator de bonis non administratis.
3 letter words starting with de
4 letter words starting with de
- dead — A person, animal, or plant that is dead is no longer living.
- deaf — Someone who is deaf is unable to hear anything or is unable to hear very well.
- deak — Ferenc (ˈferents). 1803–76, Hungarian statesman: minister of justice following the 1848 Hungarian uprising. The Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy was largely his creation
- deal — If you say that you need or have a great deal of or a good deal of a particular thing, you are emphasizing that you need or have a lot of it.
- dean — A dean is an important official at a university or college.
5 letter words starting with de
- dealt — Dealt is the past tense and past participle of deal2.
- deane — Sir William Patrick. born 1931, Australian lawyer. He became a High Court judge in 1982 and governor-general of Australia (1996–2001)
- dears — beloved or loved: a dear friend.
- deary — a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
- death — Death is the permanent end of the life of a person or animal.
6 letter words starting with de
- de-ice — to free or be freed of ice
- de-man — to reduce the workforce of (a plant, industry, etc)
- deacon — A deacon is a member of the clergy, for example in the Church of England, who is lower in rank than a priest.
- deaden — If something deadens a feeling or a sound, it makes it less strong or loud.
- deader — a person who is dead
7 letter words starting with de
- de-icer — a mechanical or thermal device designed to melt or stop the formation of ice on an aircraft, usually fitted to the aerofoil surfaces
- de-lead — to remove lead adhering to (a metal object) after cold-drawing through a die in which the lead served as a lubricant.
- de-link — to make independent; dissociate; separate: The administration has delinked human rights from economic aid to underdeveloped nations.
- de-silt — earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment.
- dead-on — exactly right, accurate, or pertinent: The film director has a dead-on feel for characterization.
8 letter words starting with de
- deaconry — the office or status of a deacon
- dead-end — terminating in a dead end: a dead-end street.
- deadbeat — If you refer to someone as a deadbeat, you are criticizing them because you think they are lazy and do not want to be part of ordinary society.
- deadbolt — a locking bolt that is turned by the key rather than a spring
- deadener — to make less sensitive, active, energetic, or forcible; weaken: to deaden sound; to deaden the senses; to deaden the force of a blow.
9 letter words starting with de
- de-couple — to cause to become separated, disconnected, or divergent; uncouple.
- de-excite — to cause (an atom) to fall from an excited energy level to a lower energy level.
- de-hyphen — a short line (-) used to connect the parts of a compound word or the parts of a word divided for any purpose.
- de-ionize — to remove ions from (water, etc), esp by ion exchange
- de-mining — the process of removing landmines
10 letter words starting with de
- de-isolate — to remove from isolation.
- de-license — formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
- de-linking — to make independent; dissociate; separate: The administration has delinked human rights from economic aid to underdeveloped nations.
- de-stemmed — to remove the stem from (a fruit or vegetable); stem.
- deaconship — (in hierarchical churches) a member of the clerical order next below that of a priest.
11 letter words starting with de
- de-emphasis — a reduction in emphasis: There has been de-emphasis on athletic activities at the school.
- de-energize — to disconnect (an electrical circuit) from its source
- de-escalate — to reduce the level or intensity of (a crisis, etc)
- deaccession — to sell (a work of art) from a museum's or gallery's collections, especially with a view to acquiring funds for the purchase of other works.
- deacetylate — to remove the acetyl group from (an organic compound).
12 letter words starting with de
- de-designate — to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify.
- de-emphasize — to remove emphasis from
- de-evolution — any process of formation or growth; development: the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane.
- de-integrate — to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole.
- de-intensify — to make intense or more intense.
13 letter words starting with de
- de-annexation — the act or an instance of annexing, or adding to something larger, especially the incorporation of new territory into the domain of a city, country, or state.
- de-capitalize — to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from: The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
- de-excitation — to cause (an atom) to fall from an excited energy level to a lower energy level.
- de-motivation — the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.
- de-stigmatize — to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
14 letter words starting with de
- de-designation — an act of designating.
- dead-and-alive — (of a place, activity, or person) dull; uninteresting
- dechlorination — the removal of chlorine from a substance
- decivilization — those people or nations that have reached such a state.
- decollectivize — to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of collectivism.
15 letter words starting with de
- de-unionization — to eliminate labor unions from (a company, industry, etc.).
- debureaucratize — to divide an administrative agency or office into bureaus.
- decalcification — the act or process of decalcifying.
- decarboxylation — the removal or loss of a carboxyl group from an organic compound
- decipherability — to make out the meaning of (poor or partially obliterated writing, etc.): to decipher a hastily scribbled note.
16 letter words starting with de
- de-anglicization — (in Ireland) the elimination of English influence, language, customs, etc
- de-concentration — to reduce the power or control of (a corporation, industry, etc.); decentralize.
- de-stalinization — the elimination of the influence of Stalin
- dealcoholization — to remove some or all of the alcohol from (a drink).
- decapitalization — to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from: The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
17 letter words starting with de
- de-baathification — the process of removing the members and influence of the Ba'ath Party from public office in Iraq following the US-led invasion of 2003
- de-specialization — the act of specializing, or pursuing a particular line of study or work: Medical students with high student loans often feel driven into specialization.
- deconstructionist — a philosophical and critical movement, starting in the 1960s and especially applied to the study of literature, that questions all traditional assumptions about the ability of language to represent reality and emphasizes that a text has no stable reference or identification because words essentially only refer to other words and therefore a reader must approach a text by eliminating any metaphysical or ethnocentric assumptions through an active role of defining meaning, sometimes by a reliance on new word construction, etymology, puns, and other word play.
- decontextualizing — to remove (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) from a context: decontextualized works of art displayed in museums.
- decriminalization — to eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against: to decriminalize marijuana.
18 letter words starting with de
- de-differentiation — a process by which structures or behaviors that were specialized for a specific function lose their specialization and become simplified or generalized.
- de-objectification — to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.
- deanthropomorphism — the ridding of philosophy or religion of anthropomorphic beliefs and doctrines.
- decompartmentalize — to remove excessive compartmentalization from (an organization)
19 letter words starting with de
- de-compartmentalize — to divide into categories or compartments.
- de-internationalize — to make international, as in scope or character: a local conflict that was internationalized into a major war.
- decontextualization — to remove (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) from a context: decontextualized works of art displayed in museums.
20 letter words starting with de
- decahydronaphthalene — a colorless, aromatic liquid, C 10 H 18 , insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol and ether: used as a solvent for oils, fats, etc., in cleaning fluids, lubricants, etc.
23 letter words starting with de
- de-compartmentalization — to divide into categories or compartments.
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