Defail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Defail To cause to fail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • defail To fail.
    • defail To fail; leave in the lurch; disappoint.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. défaillir, to fail; pref. dé-,L. de,) + faillir,. See Fail, and cf. Default

Usage

In literature:

Le soir, moulu par la courbature, il eut une defaillance en pensant que cette solution aussi serait tres longue.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
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