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aliterate

[ey-lit-er-it] /eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt/
noun
1.
a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so:
Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of aliterates.
Origin of aliterate
See origin at a-6, literate
Related forms
aliteracy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aliterate

aliterate

/eɪˈlɪtərɪt/
noun
1.
a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so
adjective
2.
of or relating to aliterates
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