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crown of England. 3. That which is not principal; that which is subordinate. We speak of the subhunary worlds, this earth and its dependencies, which rose out of a chaos about six thousand years ago. Burnet. 4. Concatenation; connexion; rise of consequents from premises. Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense; Such a dependency of thing on thing, As ne'er I heard in madness. Skałpeare. 5. Relation of any thing to another, as of an effect to its cause. I took pleasure to trace out the cause of effects, and the dependence of one thing upon another in the visible creation. wrnet. 6. Trust; reliance ; confidence. The copectation of the performance of our §esire, is that we call dependence upon him for help and assistance. Stillingfleet. De PE'N DENT. ad;. [dependens, Latin. This, as many other words of like termination, are written with ent or ant, as they are supposed to flow from the Latin or French.] Hanging down. in the time of Charles the Great, and long since, the whole furs in the tails were dependent; but now that fashion is left, and the spots only woln, without the tails. Peacham. DE PE's D ENT. n.s.. [from dependens, Lat.] One subordinate; one at the discretion or disposal of another. We are indigent, defenceless beings; the creathres of his power, and the dependents of his Providence. Rogers. DEPE'N DER. m. s. [from depend..] A dependent; one that reposes on the kindness or power of another. What shalt thou expect, To be depender on a thing that leans? Shaki. D. PERD 1's son. n. . [from deperditus, Latin.] Loss; destruction. It may be unjust to place all efficacy of gold in the non-omission of weights, or deperdition of any ponderous particles. Brown. OF PH L E GM A^1 Io N. n.s.[from dephlegm.] - An operation which takes away from the phlegm any spirituous fluid by repeated distillation, till it is at length left all behind. Quincy. In divers cases it is not enough to separate the aqueous parts by dephlegmation; for some liquors contain also an unsuspected quantity of small corpuscles, of somewhat an earthy nature, which, being associated with the saline oues, do clog and blunt them, and thereby weaken their acti.

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To DEPLUME. v. a. [de and pluma, Latin.] To strip of its feathers. To DEPO'NE. o. a. [defono, Latin.] 1. To lay down as a pledge or security. 2. To risk upon the success of an adventure. On this I would dopone As much as any cause I’ve known. Hudikrai. Dr ro'NENT, n.s. (from depono, Latin 1. One that deposes his testimony in a court of justice; an evidence; a witIl CŞs. 2. [In grammar.] Such verbs as have no active voice are called deponents, and generally signify action only: as, fateor, I confess. Charke’s Latin Grammar. To DEPOPULATE. v. a. [depopulor, Latin.] To unpeople; to lay waste; to destroy inhabited countries. Where is this viper, That would depopulate the city, and Be every man himself? Shorpeare. He turned his arms upon unarmed and unprovided o to spoil only and depopulate, contrary to the laws both of war and peace. Bacon. A land exhausted to tire last remains, Depopulated towns and driven plains. Dryden. Grim death, in different shapes, Popoulates the nations; thousands fall His victims. Philips. DE population. n.s.. [from depopulate J The act of unpeopling; havock; waste; destruction of mankind. How didst thou grieve then, Adam! to behold The end of all thy offspring, end so sad, É. ! Thee another flood, Of tears and sorrow a flood, thee also drown'd, And sunk thee as thy sons. . Milton. Remote thou hear'st the dire effect of war, Depopulation. Płilips. De Forul A' to R. m. s."[from depopulato.] A dispeopler; a destroyer of mankind; a waster of inhabited countries. To DEPO'RT. v. a. [deporter, French.T To carry; to demean; to behave : it is used only with the reciprocal proInoun. Let an ambassador deport himself in the most graceful manner before a prince. Pope. DE P'o'RT. m. s. [from the verb.] Demeanour; grace of attitude; behaviour; deportment. She Delia's self In gait surpass'd, and goddess-like doport, Milt. Of middle age one rising, eminent In wise deport, spake moth of right and wrong. Milton. De Po RTA't Ion. m. s. sileportatio, Lat. J 1. Transportation ; exile into a remote part of the dominion, with prohibition to change the place of residence. 2. Exile in general. An abjuration, which is a doortation for ever into a forcign land, was anciently with us a civil death. Złylor. De Po'RT MEN r. m. s. saleportement, Fr. 1. Conduct; management; manner of acting. I will but sweep the way with a few notes touching the duke's own department in that island. Hotten, 1. Demeanour; behaviour, VQL. I.

The coldness of his temper, and the gravity of his importment, carried him safe through many difficulties, and he lived and died in a great station. Swift. To DEPO'SE. v. a. [depono, Latin.] 1. To lay down; to lodge; to let fall. Its shores are neither advanced one jot further into the sea, nor its surface raised by additional mud # * upon it by the yearly inundations of the Nile. Woodward. 2. To degrade from a throne or high station. First of the king: what shall of him become? —The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose. Shak peare, May your sick fame still languish till it die; Then, as the greatest curse that I can give, Unpitied be depos'd, and after live Dryden. 1) posed consuls, and captive princes, might have preceded him. Tatler. 3. To take away; to divest; to strip of. Not in rose. You may my glory and my state defore: But not my griefs; still am I king of those. - Siak feare. 4. To give testimony; to attest. "I was net.at made you to defere: Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous. Shik. It was usual for him that dwelt in Southwark, or Tothill-street, to defore the yearly rent or valuation of lands lying in the north, or other remote part of the realm. Baron. 5. To examine any one on his oath. Not in use. According to our law, Depose him in the justice of his cause. Skałop. To DE po’s E. z. m. To bear witness. Love straight stood up and dood, a lye could not come from the inouth of Zelmane. Sidney. Depo’s ITARY. m. s. silepositarius, Latin.] One with whom any thing is lodged in trust. - I gave you all: Made you my guardians, my do...itaries; But kept a reservation, to be food With such a number. Shai peare.

To DEPO'SITE. v. a. [d positan, Lat.] 1. To lay up ; to lodge in any place. The eagle got leave here to cozzi: her eggs. 'Etroge. Dryden wants a poor square foot of stone, to shew where the ashes of one of the greatest poets on earth are do ited. Garth. When vessels were open, and the insects had free access to the aliment within them, Redi diligently observed, that no other species were produced, but of such as he saw to in and feed; and deposite their eggs there, which they would readily do in all putrefaction Bently. 2. To lay up as a pledge, or security. 3. To place at interest. God commands us to return, as to him, to the poor, his gifts out cf. mere duty and thankfulness; not to docrite them with him in hopes of meriting by them. Spratt. 4. To lay aside. The disiculty will be to persuade the depositing of those lusts which have, by I know not wist fascination, so endeared themselves. Detay of Piety. DEP'o's 11 F. n. 4. [depositun, Latin.] I. Anything committed to the trust and care of another. s

2. A pledge; a pawn; a thing given as a seculity.

3. The state of a thing pawned or pledged.

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they had the other day the Valtoline, and now

have put it in deposite. Bacon. Deposi’ rios 'n. . [from depositio, Lat.] 1. The act of giving publick testimony. If you will examine the veracy of the fathers by those circumstances usually considered in 3-poiitions, you will find them strong on their side. Sir K. Dighy. A witness is obliged to swear, otherwise his deposition is not . Ayliff's Parorgot. 2. The act of degrading a prince from sovereignty. 3. In comon law.] Deposition properly signifies a solemn depriving of a man of his clerical orders. Ayloffe's Parerson. Dr pository. n. . [from deposite.] The place where anything is lodged. Depo*itary is properly used of persons, and depository of places; but in the following example they are confounded. The 'jews thémisclves are the dipositories of all the prophecies which tend to their own confusion. Addison. Depr Av A'rios. n.s. (depravatio, Lat:l 1. The act of making anything bad; the act of corrupting; corruption. The three forms of government have their se: veral perfections, and are subject to their severa depravations: however, few states are ruined by défect in their institution, but generally by coruption of manners. Swift. 2. The state of being made bad; degeneracy; depravity. e have a catalogue of the blackest sins that human nature, in its highest depravation, is copable of committing. South. 3. Defamation; censure: a sense not now in use. 'stubborn criticks are apt, without a theme For depravation, to square all the sex. Shaksp.

T, DEPRAVE. v. a. [depravo, Latin.] To vitiate; to corrupt; to contaminate. we admiro the providence of God in the continuance of scripture, notwithstanding the ondeavours of infidels to abolish, and the fraudulence of hereticks to deprave, the same. Hooker. who lives that's not depraved, or dprove & Shakspeare. But from me what can proceed Boli corrupt, both mind and will dooroo Milton. A taste which plenty does dooroo’, Loaths lawful good, and lawless ill does crave. Dryden, Der RA’v Eps ess. n. . [from depravel Corruption; taint; contamination; vitiated state. what sins do you mean? Our original depravreness, and proneness of our eternal part to all evil. Harrmond. De PRA'v EMENT. n. *. [from 'prave.] A vitiated state; corruption. He maketh men believe, that ap baritions are either deceptions of sight, or me ancholy deprovements of fancy. Brown. Dover. n. . [from deprate.] A corrupter; he that causes depravity. DEP's Avity. n. . [from deprave.J Corruption ; a vitiated state. DE/PRECATE. v. a.

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den discharge or vanishing of a little cloud of breath, or vapour, from glass, or the blade of a sword, or any such polished body. Bacon. DE PRE DA’ro R. n.s. Ldepredator, Latin.] A robber; a devourer. It is reported, that the shrub called our lady's seal, which is a kind of briony, and coleworts, set near together, one or both will die: the cause is, for that they be both great depredators of the earth, and one of them starveth the other. - Bacon. We have three that collect all the experiments which are in books; those we call depredators. Bacon. To DEPREHE'ND. v. a. [deprehendo, Latin.] I...To catch one; to take unawares; to take in the fact. That wretched creature, being deprehend d in that impiety, was held in ward. ocker. Who can believe men upon their own authority, that are once is prehend, d in so gress and impious an imposture : More. 2. To discover; to find out a thing ; to come to the knowledge or understanding of. The motions of the minute parts of bodies, which do so great effects, are invisible, and incur not to the eye; but yet they are to be depre4ended by experience. Bacon. DE PREHE'Ns to LE. adj. [from deprehend.] 1. That may be caught. 2. That may be understood, or discovered. Dict. DE PREH Fossi B L E N Ess. r. s. 1. Capableness of being caught. 2. Intelligibleness; easiness to be understood. Depreh E'Nsios. n.s. [deprehensio, Lat.] 1. A catching or taking unawares. 2. A discoveryTo DEPRESS. v. a. [from depressus, of deprimo, Lat.] 1. To press or thrust down. 2. To let fall; to let down. The same thing I have tried by letting a globe rest, and raising or depressing the eye, or otherwise moving it, to make the angle cf a just magnitude. Newton. 3. To humble ; to deject; to sink. Others depress their own minds, despond at the first #, and conclude that the making any progress in knowledge is above their capacities. ocke. if we consider how often it breaks the gloom, which is apt to depress the mind, with transient unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life. Addison. Passion can depress or raise The heavenly, as the human mind. Def RE'ssion. n.s. depressio, Lat.] 1. The act of pressing down. Bricks of a rectangular form, if laid one by another in a level row between supporters sustaining the two ends, all the pieces between will necessarily sink by their own gravity; and much more, if they suffer any depression by other weight above them. JVo:ton. 2. The sinking or falling in of a surface. , The beams of light are so-h subtile bodies,

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that, in respect of them, even surfaces that are sensibly smooth are not exactly so: they have their own degree of roughness, consisting of little protuberances and depressian: ; and consei. such inequalitics may suffice to give boics diferent colours, as we see in marble that appears white or black, or red or blue, even when most carefully polished. Boyf-. If the bone be od, and the fissure considerably large, it is then at your choice, whether you ...is enlarge that fissure, or continue it for the evacuation of the matter, and forbear the use of the trepan; not doubting but a small depression of the bone will either rise, or cast off, by the benefit of nature. Wiseman. 3. The act of o abasement. Dopression of the nobility may make a king more absolute, but less safe. arear. DE PR Ession of an Equation [in algebral is the bringing it into lower and more simple terms by division. Dict. DE PR fossi o N of a Star [with astronomers] is the distance of a star from the horizon below ; and is measured by the arch of the verticle circle or azimuth, passing through the star, intercepted between the star and the horizon. Dict,

DE PRE'sso R. m. s. [depressor, Latin.]

I. He that keeps or presses down.

2. An oppressor.

DE PRE's so R. [In anatomy.] A term given to several muscles of the body, whose action is to depress the parts to which they adhere.

DE/PRiMe NT. adj. [from deprimens, of deprimo, Lat.] An epithet applied to one of the straight muscles that move the globe or ball of the eye, its use being to pull it downward. The exquisite equilibration of all opposite and antagonist muscles is effected partly by the natural posture of the body and the eye, which is the case of the attollent and depriment muscles. Derhan. DE pR 1 v A'Tio N. m. s, [from de and Arivario, Latin J 1. The act of depriving, or taking away from. * 2. The state of losing. Fools whose end is ão, and eternal deprivation of being. Bentley. DE PRI v'Ario N Lin law] is when a clergyman, as a bishop, parson, vicar, or prebend, is deprived, or deposed from his preferment, for any matter in fact or law. Philips. To DEPRI'VE. v. a. [from de and Arivo, Latin.] 1. To bereave one of a thing; to take it away from him: with of: God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. job. He lamented the loss of an excellent servant, and the horrid manner in which he had been dorived of him: - Clarendon. Now, wre:shed Oedipus, depriv'd of sight, Led a long death in everlasting night. Poe. 2. To hinder; to debar from : Milion uses it without of From his face I shall be hid, depriv'd . His blessed countenance. - & G 2

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The thosts rejected, are th”unhappy crew Depriv'd of sepulchres and fun'ral due. Dryd. 3. To release; to free from. Most happy he, Whose least delicht ... to d-prize Remembrance of all pains which him opprest. penser. 4. To put out of an office. A minister, deprived for inconformity, said, that if they deprived him, it should cost in hundred men's lives. Bozcon. DF or P. n.s. (from deep; of disp, Dutch.] 1. Deepness; the measure of any thing from the surface downward. As for men, they had buildings in many places higher than the depth of the water. Bacon. We have large and deep caves of several depos : the deepest are sunk six hundred fathoms. Bacon. The left to that unhappy region tends, Which to the dopt of Tirtarus descends. Dryd. For tho', in nature, depth and height Are equally held infinité; . in poetry the height we know, 'T is only infinite below. Swift. 2. Deep i. not a shoal. The false tides skim o'er the cover'd land, And scannen with dissembled depths betray. Dryden, 3. The abyss ; a gulf of infinite profundit v. ' When he prepared the heavens I was there, o when he set a compass upon the face of the depth. - Proverbs. 4. The middle or height of a season. And in the depth of winter, in the night, You plough the raging seas to coasts unknown. Denham. The earl of Newcastle, in the depth of winter, rescued the city of York from the rebels. - Clarendon. 5. Abstruseness; obscurity. There are greator depth, and obscurities in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse tract of school divinity. Addison's Whig Examiner. DEPT H of a Squadron or Battalion, is the

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To DEPTHEN. v. a. [diepen, Dutch.] To deepen, or make deeper. Dict. To DEFu’c E LATE, w.a. [depuceler, Fr. } To deflour; to bereave of virginity. Diet. De Tu'i sro N. n. *. (defusio, Lat.] A beating or thrusting away. Dr. Pu'lso R Y. adj. [from depulsus, Lat.] Putting away : averting. JDict. To DEPURATE. a. a. Ideptorer, Fr. from depurgo, Lat.] To purify: to cleanse; to free anything from its impurities. Chemistry enabling us to deparate bodies, and in some measure to analize them, and take asunder their heterogeneous parts, in many chemical experiments we may, better than in others, know what manner of bodies we employ. Boyle. DE'Pu R AT E. adj. [from the j 1. Cleansed; freed from dregs and impurities. 4. Pure; not contaminated. o Neither can any boast a knowledge depurate from the defilement of a contrary, within this atmosphere of flesh. Glanville. Defu RA’rios. a. s. [depuratio, Latin.]

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To Di Pu'R E. v. a. [deparer, French) 1. To cleanse; to free from impurities. 2. To purge; to free from some noxious quality. It produced plants of such imperfection in: harmful quality, as the waters of the general food could not so wash out or dopert, to to: the same defection hath had continuance in or very generation and nature of mankind Riko. DE put A’t to N. r. s. [deputation, Fr. 1. The act of deputing, or sending awi; with a special commission. 2. Vicegerency; the possession of at? commission given. Cut me off the heads Of all the favorites that the absent king In deputation left behind him here When he was personal in the Irish war. So, He looks not below the moon, but hath & signed the regiment of subjunary affairs iro sublunary depotations. 5The authority of conscience stands foot upon its vicegerency and out-tier under God. **** To DEPUTE. v.2. Idoor, Fr.] To send with a special commission; to it. power one to transact instead of aother. And Absalom said into him, see, thy matter: are good and right, but there is no man to of the king to hear. 2 **** And simus thus, deputed by the rest, The heroes welcome and their thanks ext

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