defenestrate

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To throw out of a window.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to throw (something or someone) out of a window.

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  • verb transitive To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window; compare transfenestrate.
  • verb transitive To throw out.
  • verb computing, transitive, humorous, slang To remove a Windows operating system from a computer.

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  • verb throw through or out of the window

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from defenestration.]

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

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