deject (v.) Look up deject at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "to throw or cast down," from Old French dejeter (12c.), from Latin deiectus "a throwing down, felling, fall," past participle of deicere "to cast down, destroy; drive out; kill, slay, defeat," from de- "down" + -icere, combining form of iacere "to throw" (from PIE root *ye- "to throw, impel"). Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is c. 1500.