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coapt

[koh-apt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound.
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Origin of coapt

1560–70; < Latin coapt(āre), equivalent to co- co- + aptāre to put into position, verbal derivative of aptus apt
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