1. the attribute of having been domesticated

    Synonyms : tameness
    Type Of : tractableness, tractability, flexibility
  2. accommodation to domestic life

    Type Of : accommodation, adjustment, fitting
    Examples :
    • her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication
  3. adaptation to intimate association with human beings

    Type Of : adaption, adaptation, adjustment


  1. the state of being tense and feeling pain

    Synonyms : uncomfortableness
    Antonyms : comfort
    Type Of : status, condition
  2. an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

    Synonyms : irritation, soreness
    Type Of : suffering, hurt


  1. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

    Synonyms : maculate, stain, sully, tarnish
    Type Of : blot, blob, fleck, spot
  2. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    Synonyms : cloud, corrupt, sully, taint
    Type Of : vitiate, deflower, impair, mar, spoil
  3. a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

    Synonyms : gorge
    Type Of : pass, mountain pass, notch
  4. spot, stain, or pollute

    Synonyms : befoul, foul, maculate
    Type Of : disgrace, shame, dishonour, dishonor, attaint
    Examples :
    • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it


  1. in a decomposed state

    Synonyms : decomposition
    Type Of : decay
  2. separation into component parts

    Synonyms : dissolution
    Type Of : action, activity, natural action, natural process
  3. the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

    Synonyms : decay, radioactive decay
    Type Of : nuclear reaction
  4. total destruction

    Synonyms : annihilation
    Type Of : wipeout, demolition, destruction
  5. a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system

    Type Of : impairment, disability, disablement, handicap
    Examples :
    • a disintegration of personality


  1. the act of digging

    Synonyms : dig, excavation
    Type Of : creating by removal


  1. cover completely or make imperceptible

    Synonyms : overwhelm, submerge
    Type Of : spread over, cover
    Examples :
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech
  2. be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    Synonyms : swim
    Type Of : be
  3. be in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation

    Type Of : submerse, submerge
    Examples :
    • the divers saved the drowning child
  4. die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    Type Of : croak, decease, die, drop dead, choke, conk, perish, pop off, snuff it, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away
    Examples :
    • The child drowned in the lake
  5. get rid of as if by submerging

    Type Of : eliminate, do away with, extinguish, get rid of
    Examples :
    • She drowned her trouble in alcohol
  6. kill by submerging in water

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • He drowned the kittens


  1. the extent downward or backward or inward

    Synonyms : deepness
    Type Of : extent
    Examples :
    • the depth of the water
    • depth of a shelf
    • depth of a closet
  2. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

    Synonyms : astuteness, deepness, profoundness, profundity
    Type Of : wisdom, sapience
  3. degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

    Type Of : level, grade, degree
  4. the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense

    Type Of : attribute
    Examples :
    • the depth of his breathing
    • the depth of his sighs
    • the depth of his emotion
  5. (usually plural) a low moral state

    Type Of : degradation, abasement, abjection
    Examples :
    • he had sunk to the depths of addiction


  1. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    Synonyms : departure, difference, divergence
    Type Of : variation, fluctuation
    Examples :
    • the deviation from the mean
  2. deviate behavior

    Synonyms : deviance
    Type Of : abnormality, irregularity
  3. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

    Synonyms : deflection, deflexion, digression, divagation, diversion
    Type Of : turn, turning
  4. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

    Type Of : statistic
  5. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

    Type Of : error, erroneousness


  1. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    Synonyms : abandonment, desertion
    Type Of : withdrawal
  2. the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

    Synonyms : apostasy, renunciation
    Type Of : rejection


  1. a statement that represents something in words

    Synonyms : verbal description
    Type Of : statement
  2. sort or variety

    Type Of : variety, form, kind, sort
    Examples :
    • every description of book was there
  3. the act of describing something

    Type Of : speech act