defenestrate

(redirected from defenestrated)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to defenestrated: Defenestration of Prague

defenestrate

To remove Windows from a computer. It comes from "defenestration," which means to toss out of a window.
References in periodicals archive ?
Your has Meaning: not making posterior Actual to the - you're - "You're - is related window An alternative Defenestration defenestrated" someone of the phrase.
Whereas in 1953, Mohammad Mossadegh found himself defenestrated by British and American agents for trying to nationalise Iran's oil--which it was felt more properly belonged to BP (then the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company).
Some of my comrades, who really should know better, wonder why, instead of insisting Robertson be defenestrated, GLAAD wouldn't rather "start a conversation." But, if you don't need to, why bother?
Not any more after Mair defenestrated Johnson with the killer line: "You're a nasty piece of work, aren't you?" The answer was obviously "Yes" and it didn't matter that Johnson couldn't bring himself to admit the truth.
After Macmillan, Home and Heath quickly paid the price for failure, and Thatcher was of course famously defenestrated when it became obvious that even she had passed her sell-by date.
Meanwhile, more able Tories in the ministerial middle-ranks would once again be forced to wait their turn, as was the case when David Laws was defenestrated after 17 days in office.
Danger still lurks, court cases being defenestrated notwithstanding.
As streams converge to form mighty rivers, a trickle of walkers became a torrent as they picked up adherents along the way, ultimately meeting by the thousands on the capital's central Bulevar Juan Pablo II to cheer speeches demanding the return of their defenestrated leader and denouncing the usurper.
His party won just 15 percent of the vote in the recent European parliament elections, and if Labour were as ruthless in dealing with damaged leaders as the Tories have been, Brown would have been unceremoniously defenestrated. As it is, the wounded prime minister now limps, crippled, toward electoral disaster next year.
A chastened G.M., its CEO defenestrated by President Obama himself, has developed plans to introduce the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt in 2010.
CAIRO: An Egyptian carpenter has been arrested after he fatally defenestrated his older brother who had told him off for bad manners, state news agency MENA reported on Sunday.