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detective a person, often a police officer, whose job is to find information that will solve crimes.
detector a device that finds or detects something, such as changes in temperature or pressure.
detention the detaining of someone for a short time, either as punishment or until a trial can be held.
deter to stop or discourage from some action by creating doubt or fear.
detergent a chemical substance in the form of a liquid or powder used for washing things.
deteriorate to become less in value or quality; decline. [2 definitions]
determination the quality of having a firm goal or being determined. [2 definitions]
determine to decide or settle finally and without question. [3 definitions]
determined showing determination.
detest to have a strong dislike for; hate.
detonate to explode or cause to explode.
detour a temporary route made to avoid a road repair or other problem, or some other way that is longer than the direct route. [3 definitions]
detract to lessen or take away (often followed by "from").
detrimental causing harm.
devastate to destroy or ruin. [2 definitions]
develop to bring out the potential of; advance to a more complete or more effective condition. [6 definitions]
developer someone who buys land and makes it ready to be used for homes, business, recreation, or the like.
developing gaining in size, maturity, or complexity.
development the act of developing or bringing to a completed state. [3 definitions]
developmental of or having to do with how someone or something develops from the earliest stages. [2 definitions]
deviate to turn away from a direct course or one that has already been set. [2 definitions]