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Definition of Discuss
DiscussDiscuss Dis*cuss", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discussed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Discussing.] [L. discussus, p. p. of discutere to
strike asunder (hence came the sense to separate mentally,
distinguish); dis- + quatere to shake, strike. See Quash.]
1. To break to pieces; to shatter. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
2. To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to
drive away; -- said especially of tumors.
Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new
affection. --Sir H.
A pomade . . . of virtue to discuss pimples.
3. To shake; to put away; to finish. [Obs.]
All regard of shame she had discussed. --Spenser.
4. To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by
presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to
debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate. ``We sat
and . . . discussed the farm . . . and the price of
grain.' --Tennyson. ``To discuss questions of taste.'
5. To deal with, in eating or drinking. [Colloq.]
We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that
we had brought with us. --Sir S.
6. (Law) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy
against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding
against the surety. --Burrill.
Syn: To Discuss, Examine, Debate. We speak of examining
a subject when we ponder it with care, in order to
discover its real state, or the truth respecting it. We
speak of discussing a topic when we examine it
thoroughly in its distinct parts. The word is very
commonly applied to matters of opinion. We may discuss a
subject without giving in an adhesion to any conclusion.
We speak of debating a point when we examine it in
mutual argumentation between opposing parties. In debate
we contend for or against some conclusion or view. DiscusDiscus Dis"cus, n.; pl. E. Discuses, L. Disci. [L. See
(a) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material
intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of
strength and skill.
(b) The exercise with the discus.
Note: This among the Greeks was one of the chief gymnastic
exercises and was included in the Pentathlon (the
contest of the five exercises). The chief contest was
that of throwing the discus to the greatest possible
2. A disk. See Disk.
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