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 for deject
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deject \De*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dejected; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dejecting.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere to throw
     down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]
     1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              Christ dejected himself even unto the hells.
                                                    --Udall.
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              Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming
              civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a
              modest look.                          --Fuller.
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     2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage;
        to dishearten.
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              Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deject \De*ject"\, a. [L. dejectus, p. p.]
     Dejected. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  deject
      v 1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
           depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
           demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down,
           get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize,
           demoralise] [ant: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick
           up, uplift]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "deject":
     beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits,
     darken, dash, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten,
     disparage, dispirit, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress,
     press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
  
  

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