Synonyms for des

1. DES (n.)

a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry


2. battle of the Chemin-des-Dames (n.)

a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure


3. DES (n.)

synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy