1. (n.) Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.

2. (n.) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.

3. (v. i.) To fail; to become deficient.

4. (v. t.) To injure; to damage.

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