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 for dejection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dejection \De*jec"tion\, n. [L. dejectio a casting down: cf. F.
     d['e]jection.]
     1. A casting down; depression. [Obs. or Archaic] --Hallywell.
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     2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
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              Adoration implies submission and dejection. --Bp.
                                                    Pearson.
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     3. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune;
        mental depression; melancholy.
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              What besides,
              Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,
              Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring.
                                                    --Milton.
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     4. A low condition; weakness; inability. [R.]
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              A dejection of appetite.              --Arbuthnot.
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     5. (Physiol.)
        (a) The discharge of excrement.
        (b) F[ae]ces; excrement. --Ray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dejection
      n 1: a state of melancholy depression
      2: solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels [syn:
         fecal matter, faecal matter, feces, faeces, BM,
         stool, ordure, dejection]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "dejection":
     BM, Schmerz, Slough of Despond, abstraction, abulia, alienation,
     anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, apathy,
     blank despondency, bloody flux, blues, bouderie, bowel movement,
     catatonic stupor, catharsis, compulsion, crap, death wish,
     defecation, dejecta, dejectedness, dejecture, depression, despair,
     desperation, despondency, despondentness, detachment, diarrhea,
     discharge, discouragement, disheartenment, dispiritedness,
     down trip, downcastness, downer, downheartedness, drooping spirits,
     dumpishness, dysentery, effluent, egesta, ejecta, ejectamenta,
     ejection, elation, emotionalism, euphoria, evacuation, excrement,
     excreta, excretes, extravasate, extravasation, exudate, exudation,
     flux, folie du doute, glumness, grimness, grumness, heartlessness,
     hopelessness, hypochondria, hysteria, hysterics, indifference,
     insensibility, lethargy, lientery, loose bowels, low spirits,
     lowness, lowness of spirit, malaise, mania, melancholia,
     melancholy, mental distress, moodiness, moodishness, mopishness,
     moroseness, movement, obsession, oppression,
     pathological indecisiveness, pessimism, preoccupation, psychalgia,
     psychomotor disturbance, purgation, purge, runs,
     self-destructive urge, shit, shits, sinking heart, spiritlessness,
     stool, stupor, suicidal despair, sulkiness, sullenness, surliness,
     taedium vitae, tic, transudate, transudation, trots, turistas,
     twitching, unresponsiveness, voidance, waste, waste matter,
     weariness of life, withdrawal
  
  

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