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De-flabragated (adjective) : Being in the limp, flat state that fishing worms end up in after they have been in the bucket for a long time.

We better keep that bucket of worms cool and in the shade or they will become de-flabragated. (Pronounced De flab ra gated with the accentuation on the flab)

Submitted by: Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2005 14:55

de-identify (verb) : : DISIDENTIFY : to remove from a record all identifiers such as names, addresses, birth dates, and social security numbers so that the remaining information cannot be used to identify an individual [A term in U.S. law, such as 45 C.F.R. § 164.514 (2003) concerning protected health information.]

De-identified means that all explicit and implicit identifiers of patients, practitioners, providers, and health plans have been removed, encrypted, or otherwise modified to ensure that the identity of individuals or institutions may not be determined. —Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Pub. 100-10 Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations, August 1, 2003

Submitted by: Jay Martin from California on Jun. 15, 2007 23:08

deacronymize (verb) : To state or elucidate the meaning of an acronym; to expand an acronym by stating the complete words that the individual letters abbreviate.

Submitted by: sjmoser from Pennsylvania on Jun. 17, 2007 09:11

dead dog Democrat (noun) : one who would never vote for a Republican

Submitted by: smokey t bones from Georgia Us on Oct. 30, 2005 14:42

dead zone

(noun) : an area in which wireless phone or Internet service is impossible

Submitted by: Samantha S. from New Jersey on Apr. 21, 2011 16:16

(noun) : an area of the ocean where oxygen levels are depleted

"Oxygen levels have dropped by about 20 percent from their long-term average in this area of the Gulf,” said Steve Murawski, chief science advisor to NOAA’s Fisheries Department ... Oxygen levels in plume zones have stabilized, he said, and “would have to decrease another 70 percent in order to be classified a dead zone. —Janet Raloff, Science News for U.S.News & World Report, September 17, 2010

Submitted by: mjw from Massachusetts on Sep. 17, 2010 14:19

(noun) : an area where wireless electronic communication is unavailable or impossible

Submitted by: The Wizard of Words from Papua New Guinea on Oct. 14, 2009 10:37

(noun) : an area where there is no cell phone or wireless connection

Submitted by: K.A. Hoffa from Pennsylvania on Oct. 09, 2009 13:33

deadify (verb) : to cease to be lively or active

Such a small campus will inevitably be deadified during spring break.

Submitted by: Nicholas Cala, Cornell Martin from New York on Mar. 07, 2009 21:43

deadma (adjective) : ignoring or snubbing

She tried to talk to him but he was like deadma to her.

Submitted by: cynthia from Philippines on Dec. 22, 2006 16:35

deadstock (noun) : dead farm animals that did not die from slaughter

My heart goes out to the farmer that has been front-page news for having all the deadstock and sick animals found on his farm. —Woodstock Sentinel-Review (Ontario, Canada), April 17, 2008

Submitted by: Anonymous on May. 11, 2009 17:35

deaducator (noun) : A teacher who professes on a subject s/he knows nothing about.

Mrs.Y was a regular deaducator, she told us nothing we didn't know already.

Submitted by: Ray from Washington on May. 02, 2007 13:09

Deaf (adjective) : When using the word 'Deaf' capitalized, some Deaf people refer to the Deaf community at large, with its unique culture, customs, and language (American Sign Language). When used with the lower case "d", it describes specific individuals whose hearing is in some way compromised.

Although his hearing loss is only 35 dB, he identifies himself as Deaf. —Humphrey and Alcorn, So You Want To Be an Interpreter, 1996

Submitted by: Jon Acuña-Miller from Texas on Jul. 21, 2006 12:11

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