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[dis-ploo-vee-eyt] /dɪsˈplu viˌeɪt/
(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 + pluvi(a) rain + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged
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  • 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.

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