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auscultate

[aw-skuh l-teyt] /ˈɔ skəlˌteɪt/
verb (used with or without object), auscultated, auscultating. Medicine/Medical.
1.
to examine by auscultation.
Origin of auscultate
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; back formation from auscultation
Related forms
auscultative
[aw-skuh l-tey-tiv, aw-skuhl-tuh-] /ˈɔ skəlˌteɪ tɪv, ɔˈskʌl tə-/ (Show IPA),
auscultatory
[aw-skuhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɔˈskʌl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
auscultator, noun
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Examples from the Web for auscultate
Historical Examples
  • "I wish you to auscultate me," he said, addressing the doctor who entered the room.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • The thinker of to-day has a great duty—to auscultate civilization.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Nevertheless, they gave advice, got on the moral hobby again, and had the assurance to auscultate.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for auscultate

auscultate

/ˈɔːskəlˌteɪt/
verb
1.
to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
Derived Forms
auscultator, noun
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Word Origin and History for auscultate
v.

"to listen" (especially with a stethoscope), 1832, from Latin auscultatus, past participle of auscultare "to listen attentively to," from aus-, from auris "ear" (see ear (n.1)); "the rest is doubtful" [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere "to lean, bend."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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auscultate in Medicine

auscultate aus·cul·tate (ô'skəl-tāt') or aus·cult (ô'skəlt)
v. aus·cul·tat·ed or aus·cul·ted, aus·cul·tat·ing or aus·cul·ting, aus·cul·tates or aus·cults
To examine by auscultation.


aus'cul·ta'tive adj.
aus·cul'ta·to'ry (ô-skŭl'tə-tôr'ē) adj.
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