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- v. to diminish, lessen
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To diminish the quantity of; to lessen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To diminish the quantity of; lessen.
- To deprive of quantity or metrical value, as a syllable.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
'Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend!', he lashes out at Goneril when she demands that he 'disquantity' his retinue of a hundred followers.
Up to the moment of its utterance Goneril has done no more than to require him 'a little to disquantity 'and reform his train of knights.