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defrag
defragment
defragmentation
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Defraud
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Defray
defrayable
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defrock
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Defrayed definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEFRAYED, pp. Paid; discharged; as expense, or cost.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Defray De*fray", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Defraying.] [F. d['e]frayer; pref. d['e]- (L. de or dis-) + frais expense, fr. LL. fredum, fridum, expense, fine by which an offender obtained peace from his sovereign, or more likely, atoned for an offense against the public peace, fr. OHG. fridu peace, G. friede. See Affray.] 1. To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc. For the discharge of his expenses, and defraying his cost, he allowed him . . . four times as much. --Usher. 2. To avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath. [Obs.] --Spenser.




 


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