decisive; critically important:
Taking a course in architecture was a defining turn in her life.
noun 1. the act of degrading. 2. the state of being degraded. 3. Physical Geography. the wearing down of the land by the erosive action of water, wind, or ice. 4. Chemistry. the breakdown of an organic compound. noun 1. the act of degrading or the state of being degraded 2. a state of degeneration, […]
verb (used with object), deified, deifying. 1. to make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity; personify as a deity: to deify a beloved king. 2. to adore or regard as a deity: to deify wealth. verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to exalt to the position of a god or personify […]
[self-di-liv-er-uh ns] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlɪv ər əns/ noun 1. suicide.
[self-di-loo-zhuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈlu ʒən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or fact of deluding oneself. self-delusion noun 1. the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself