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- (of the atrium of an ancient Roman house) having roofs sloping downward and outward from a central opening.
Origin of displuviate
< Latin displuviātus,
equivalent to dis- dis-1
) rain + -ātus -ate1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for displuviate
In the displuviate, there are beams which slope outwards, supporting the roof and throwing the rainwater off.
The roof of the displuviate atrium sloped from the middle toward the sides, the water being carried off by lead pipes.