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  • a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits, the blues
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*jec"tion (?), n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F. déjection.] 1. A casting down; depression. [Obs. or Archaic] Hallywell.

2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.

Adoration implies submission and dejection.
Bp. Pearson.

3. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.

What besides,
Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,
Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring.
Milton.

4. A low condition; weakness; inability. [R.]

A dejection of appetite.
Arbuthnot.

5. (Physiol.) (a) The discharge of excrement. (b) Fæces; excrement. Ray.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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