Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. Extending far adown the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from tall, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a determined depth; as, a deep sea. "The water where the brook is deep." (Shak) 2. Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a firm of soldiers six files deep. "Shadowing squadrons deep." (Milton) "Safely in harbor Is the king's nave in the deep nook." (Shak) 3. Low in situation; lying far adown the common surface; as, a deep valley. 4. Heavy to penetrate or comprehend; profound; opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot. "Speculations tall or deep." (Milton) "A question deep nearly as the secret of life." (De Quincey) "O Lord, . . . Thy thought are very deep." (Ps. Xcii. 5) 5. Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning. "Deep clerks she dumbs." (Shak) 6. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; hard; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror. "Deep despair." . "Deep silence." . "Deep sleep." . "Deeper darkness." . "Their deep poverty." . "An attitude of deep respect." (Motley) 7. Strongly coloured; dark; intense; not easy or thin; as, deep blue or crimson. 8. Of low tone; full-toned; not tall or sharp; grave; hard. "The deep thunder." "The bass of heaven's deep organ." (Milton) 9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; said of roads. "The ways in that vale were very deep." (Clarendon) A deep line of operations, mourning complete and strongly marked, the garments being not only all black, but also composed of lusterless materials and of such fashion as is identified with mourning garments. Origin: OE. Dep, deop, AS. Deop; akin to D. Diep, G. Tief, Icel. Djpr, Sw. Diup, Dan. Dyb, Goth. Diups; fr. The root of E. Dip, dive. See Dip, Dive. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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