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oppilate

op·pi·late
O o

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [op-uh-leyt]
    • /ˈɒp əˌleɪt/
    • /ˈɒpɪlˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [op-uh-leyt]
    • /ˈɒp əˌleɪt/

Definitions of oppilate word

  • verb with object oppilate to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct. 1
  • noun oppilate (rare) to block, to stop up, to obstruct. 1
  • verb oppilate to block (the pores, bowels, etc) 0
  • verb transitive oppilate to block or obstruct (the pores, bowels, etc.) 0

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Origin of oppilate

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; < Latin oppīlātus (past participle of oppīlāre to stop up), equivalent to op- op- + pīl- (cf. compile) + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Oppilate

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

oppilate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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