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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of devenustate.

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  • 1653 "To see what yet remains of beauty and order devenustated, and exposed to shame and dishonour."

    September 26, 2007

  • Excellent, thanks. It wasn't in my Shorter OED. Do you have an OED usage?

    September 25, 2007

  • OED: deprived of beauty or comeliness; disfigured, deformed.

    September 25, 2007

  • Yeah yeah. I think it means roughly "having seen better days":

    "...even as that sad realm in the middle was gently expiring
         devenustated but yet, even though feculent, ours."

    Peter Reading, "Stet", 1986

    September 25, 2007

  • I'm breathless with anticipation.

    September 25, 2007

  • Citation forthcoming.

    September 24, 2007