Defenestrate (dee-FEN-eh-strayt) Verb: -A throwing of a person or thing out of a window. -A usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office). Noun form: Defenestration From Latin fenestra “window”. First known use 1620. Used in a sentence: “After weeks of practice, it was their time to shine on the dance-floor; but who could have predicted that Hugo would defenestrate Gina during the climax of their cha-cha..."