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defenestrate

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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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English

Etymology

Back-formation from defenestration, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] de- (out), + fenestra (window).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dəˈfɛnɪstɹeɪt/

Verb

Infinitive
to defenestrate

Third person singular
defenestrat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to defenestrate (third-person singular simple present defenestrat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window.
    • "I defenestrated a clock to see if time flies"
      Lane Smith, quoted in "Who's News", Time for Kids, September 25, 1998
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To stop using the Windows operating system.
    • "...enable one-click uninstalls of unwanted OS and application features with a Defenestrate icon."
      Packet Rat: Judge Rat calls for a Microsoft defenestration, Government Computer News, July 23, 2001 [1]
    • "What's needed is defenestration -- throwing out the Windows mindset along with Microsoft's licenses and software"
      Murphy P. What Does Linux Cost? LinuxInsider, Februrary 12, 2004 [2]
    • "...defenestration is starting to be linked to the throwing out of Windows software."
      Braue D, Gray P, Colquhoun L, Douglas J-V. Leaders of the pack. MIS Australia, December 1, 2005 [3]

References

  • PC Magazine Enyclopedia definition of defenestrate [4]

Translations

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Italian

Verb

defenestrate [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|defenestrate]]

  1. Second person plural present tense and imperative of defenestrare.

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