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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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You carry on too long till your colleagues defenestrate you (as happened to both Thatcher and Blair).
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