Discuss

Definition of Discuss

Dis`cuss´
v. t.1.To break to pieces; to shatter.
[imp. & p. p. Discussed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Discussing.]
2.To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; - said especially of tumors.
Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new affection.
- Sir H. Wotton.
A pomade . . . of virtue to discuss pimples.
- Rambler.
3.To shake; to put away; to finish.
All regard of shame she had discussed.
- Spenser.
4.To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate.
5.To deal with, in eating or drinking.
We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that we had brought with us.
- Sir S. Baker.
6.(Law) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.

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