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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.]


1. (tr) to throw (a person or a thing) out of a window
2. (Computer Science) (intr) computing to stop using the Windows operating system
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Verb1.defenestrate - throw through or out of the window; "The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
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Mendelsohn accused ministers of a "clear attempt to defenestrate the Labour Party's finances".
Author Hilary Mantel, an ex- and anti-Catholic ("the Catholic Church is not an institution for respectable people''), has set out to rehabilitate Cromwell and defenestrate More, most especially the More of Robert Bolt's beautiful and hagiographic ''A Man for All Seasons.
You carry on too long till your colleagues defenestrate you (as happened to both Thatcher and Blair).
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In George Washington Gomez, along with the elements at the conceptual core of Moretti's account of the genre--the progress, figured as mobility, of youth, the focus on the trials and tribulations of subject formation, and the tension between individuation and socialization--we find the very elements that he would defenestrate, and not merely as incidentals, but in dynamic relation with these others.