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[koh-hoh-beyt] /ˈkoʊ hoʊˌbeɪt/
verb (used with object), cohobated, cohobating. Pharmacology.
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
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cohobation, noun
cohobator, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cohobate


(transitive) (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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