Defenestrate definition

dē-fĕnĭ-strāt
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To throw out of a window.
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To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window; compare transfenestrate.
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To throw out.
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(computing, humorous, slang) To remove a Windows operating system from a computer.
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Origin of defenestrate

  • Back-formation from defenestration

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from defenestration, from Latin de- (“out"), + fenestra (“window").

    From Wiktionary