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From French dévouer, Latin devovere. See devote (transitive verb).


devow (third-person singular simple present devows, present participle devowing, simple past and past participle devowed)

  1. (obsolete) To give up; to devote.
  2. (obsolete) To disavow; to disclaim.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for devow in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)