1. DES

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


  • estrogen
  • diethylstilbestrol
  • oestrogen
  • diethylstilboestrol
  • stilboestrol

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Rhymes with Des

How do you pronounce des?

Pronounce des as dɪ.

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Sentences with des

1. Noun, plural
Plage des Salins is between St. Tropez and Plage de Tahiti.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
The hotel is a three-minute drive to Lake Butte des Morts.

3. Foreign word
Alternatively, you can visit in June to participate in the Fête des Marins (Sailors' Festival).

Quotes about des

1. A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003]
- Susan Sontag

2. Le savant doit ordonner ; on fait la science avec des faits comme une maison avec des pierres ; mais une accumulation de faits n'est pas plus une science qu'un tas de pierres n'est une maison.The Scientist must set in order. Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincaré, Science and Hypothesis

3. Plus on évolue dans sa vie, plus on se débarrasse des croyances quinous limitent, et plus on a de choix. Et le choix, c'est la liberté.
- Laurent Gounelle, L'homme qui voulait être heureux

2. battle_of_the_Chemin-des-Dames

noun. 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.


  • battle of Soissons-Reims
  • battle of the Aisne
  • War to End War
  • World War I
  • First World War
  • Soissons
  • World War 1

3. DES

noun. 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.


  • stilbesterol
  • nonsteroidal
  • diethylstilbesterol