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debative (adjective) : relating to or involving debate
Submitted by: N-Depths from California on Apr. 28, 2013 07:08
Debbie Downer (noun) : a killjoy, buzzkill; someone whose negative energy can suck the fun out of everyone else; from SNL
As everyone sat down to eat their yummy food from the buffet, Carl, in true Debbie Downer fashion, decided to mention all of the various bacteria and health hazards associated with serve-yourself eateries.
Submitted by: Kimberly from Pennsylvania on Dec. 21, 2007 10:06
(noun) : A person who knows that you are excited and happy so they try to pull you down by being nasty and miserable.
As soon as we knew she was pulling a Debbie-Downer, we all headed out to the party and left her to cry alone.
Submitted by: Alexis Pritts from California on Dec. 26, 2007 11:08
Debian (noun) : A GNU/Linux operating system started in 1994. Named after founder Ian Murdock and his wife Debra.
I use Debian GNU/linux.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 02, 2005 20:38
debianize (verb) : Unofficial neologism for converting a piece of software to a Debian package.
I just debianized the new version of Mozilla yesterday.
Submitted by: ajdlinux from Australia on Dec. 02, 2005 20:41
debitioaphobia (noun) : the fear of owing something to someone else
He had debitioaphobia, so he never borrowed anything.
Submitted by: D-Word from Idaho on Mar. 22, 2008 09:50
deblurring (verb) : A term used by engineers who want to sound impressive without saying "clarify."
Applying this technology results in a deblurring of the image.
Submitted by: Jimmy from Florida on May. 02, 2007 12:57
deboot (verb) : to unload a program from a computer; to turn off the power source of a computer thus not allowing it to reboot
In order to conserve my computer memory, I debooted many of my unused programs.
Submitted by: Kimberly from Pennsylvania on Jun. 26, 2007 09:56
debottleneck (noun) : to remove a hindrance to progress or production
To enhance efficiency and take our service delivery to the next level, we must debottleneck the field. —N/A, Article, Nov 08
Submitted by: Maleek from Pakistan on Nov. 08, 2008 01:42
debris (noun) : as in baked brie, topped with dried fruit, nuts and brandy then baked in puff pastry. can also be interpreted as "da (the) brie."
My husband's favorite party appetizer is debris.
Submitted by: ehp from Virginia on Jan. 13, 2006 16:43
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