verb /dəˈfɛnɪstɹeɪt/
a) To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window; compare .

I defenestrated a clock to see if time flies!

b) To throw out.

The cultural historians of science feel the need to defenestrate science, or at least take it off its pedestal (Pumfrey. Rossi & Slawinski 1991. p. 3).

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  • defenestrate — de*fen es*trate (d[ e]*f[e^]n [e^]s*tr[=a]t), v. t. to throw (something or someone) out of a window. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defenestrate — transitive verb see defenestration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defenestrate — de·fen·es·trate (dē fĕnʹĭ strāt ) tr.v. de·fen·es·trat·ed, de·fen·es·trat·ing, de·fen·es·trates To throw out of a window.   [Back formation from defenestration.] * * * …   Universalium

  • defenestrate — To throw someone or something out of a window. If this computer crashes one more time, I m defenestrating the piece of junk. | Okay, but when you say you defenestrated your PC, do you mean that you threw it out your window, or that you wiped your …   Dictionary of american slang

  • defenestrate — v. throw (an object) out of the window …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defenestrate — To throw out of a window …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • defenestrate — verb (t) 1. (defenestrated, defenestrating) ) to throw (a person) out of a window. 2. to dismiss (someone) with great speed from political office. {backformation from defenestration, from de + Latin fenestra window; thought to have been coined in …   Australian English dictionary

  • defenestrate — verb throw through or out of the window The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President • Derivationally related forms: ↑defenestration • Hypernyms: ↑throw • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • defenestration — noun Etymology: de + Latin fenestra window Date: 1620 1. a throwing of a person or thing out of a window 2. a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office) • defenestrate transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Romance languages — Romance Geographic distribution: Originally Southern Europe and parts of Africa; now also Latin America, Canada, parts of Lebanon and much of Western Africa Linguistic classification: Indo European Italic …   Wikipedia

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