1. To cast down. Christ dejected himself even unto the hells. (Udall) Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look. (Fuller)
2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. (Pope)
Origin: L. Dejectus, p. P. Of dejicere to throw down; de- _ jacere to throw. See jet a shooting forth.