[ dee-fen-uh-streyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; English derived from the noun defenestration, from modern Latin defenestratio(n- ), from de- ‘down from’ + Latin fenestra ‘window’
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1. to suddenly remove (a person) from an important position or office
2. to throw (a person or thing) out of a window
1. A) After the investigation, the board voted to defenestrate him from the position. B) If she could prove wrongdoing, she could defenestrate her rival from the council.
2. A) Frustrated with its constant ringing, she went to defenestrate the alarm clock. B) It's a common trope in action movies for the hero to defenestrate a villain.
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