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determined
  • v  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
  • v  shape or influence; give direction to
  • v  fix conclusively or authoritatively
  • v  decide upon or fix definitely
  • v  reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  • v  fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
  • v  settle conclusively; come to terms
  • v  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • s  characterized by great determination
    a struggle against a determined enemy
  • a  having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
  • s  devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
    made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters
  • s  determined or decided upon as by an authority
    date and place are already determined
  • s  strongly motivated to succeed
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determining
  • v  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
  • v  shape or influence; give direction to
  • v  fix conclusively or authoritatively
  • v  decide upon or fix definitely
  • v  reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  • v  fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
  • v  settle conclusively; come to terms
  • v  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • s  having the power or quality of deciding
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deterministic
  • s  an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes
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deterrent
  • n  something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • s  tending to deter
    the deterrent effects of high prices
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detestable
  • s  offensive to the mind
  • s  unequivocally detestable
    detestable vices
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detested
  • v  dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
  • s  treated with contempt
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detractive
  • s  causing to decrease in importance or value
    detractive influences on the volume of investment
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detrimental
  • s  (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
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deuced
  • s  expletives used informally as intensifiers
    a deuced idiot
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deuteranopic
  • s  inability to see the color green or to distinguish green and purplish-red
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devalued
  • v  remove the value from; deprive of its value
  • v  lower the value or quality of
  • v  lose in value
  • s  lowered in value
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devastating
  • v  cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  • v  overwhelm or overpower
  • s  making light of
    a devastating portrait of human folly
  • s  wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
    a devastating hurricane
  • s  physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
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developed
  • v  make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    They developed a new technique
  • v  work out
    We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • v  gain through experience
    Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position
  • v  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    The patient developed abdominal pains
    Well-developed breasts
  • v  come into existence; take on form or shape
  • v  change the use of and make available or usable
    The country developed its natural resources
  • v  elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
  • v  create by training and teaching
  • v  be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;
    The plot developed slowly
  • v  grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
    A flower developed on the branch
    The country developed into a mighty superpower
    This situation has developed over a long time
  • v  become technologically advanced
  • v  cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    He developed a new kind of apple
  • v  generate gradually
  • v  grow emotionally or mature
    The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten
  • v  make visible by means of chemical solutions
  • v  superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
  • v  move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
    Spassky developed quickly
  • v  move into a strategically more advantageous position
  • v  elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
  • v  happen
  • v  expand in the form of a series
  • a  being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
    the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook
    they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each
  • s  (used of societies) having high industrial development
    developed countries
  • s  (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads
    condominiums were built on the developed site
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developing
  • n  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  • v  make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
  • v  work out
  • v  gain through experience
  • v  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  • v  come into existence; take on form or shape
  • v  change the use of and make available or usable
  • v  elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
  • v  create by training and teaching
  • v  be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;
  • v  grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
  • v  become technologically advanced
    Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
  • v  cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  • v  generate gradually
  • v  grow emotionally or mature
  • v  make visible by means of chemical solutions
  • v  superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
  • v  move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
  • v  move into a strategically more advantageous position
  • v  elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
  • v  happen
  • v  expand in the form of a series
  • s  relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
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developmental
  • a  of or relating to or constituting development
    developmental psychology
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deviant
  • n  a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  • s  markedly different from an accepted norm
    deviant ideas
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deviate
  • n  a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  • v  turn aside; turn away from
  • v  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • v  cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
    The river was deviated to prevent flooding
  • s  markedly different from an accepted norm
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devil-may-care
  • s  cheerfully irresponsible
  • s  marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
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