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verb (used with object), co·ho·bat·ed, co·ho·bat·ing. Pharmacology.
  1. to distill again from the same or a similar substance, as by pouring a distilled liquid back upon the matter remaining in the vessel, or upon another mass of similar matter.

Origin of cohobate

1635–45; < New Latin cohobātus (past participle of cohobāre), equivalent to kohob repetition (Paracelsian term, perhaps < dialectal Arabic kaʿab second) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsco·ho·ba·tion, nounco·ho·ba·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cohobate


  1. (tr) pharmacol to redistil (a distillate), esp by allowing it to mingle with the remaining matter

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin cohobāre, perhaps from Arabic ka`aba to repeat an action
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