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[ih-kwil-uh-breyt, ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt, ek-wuh-] /ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, ˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt, ˌɛk wə-/
verb (used with object), equilibrated, equilibrating.
to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium.
to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise.
verb (used without object), equilibrated, equilibrating.
to be in equilibrium; balance.
Origin of equilibrate
1625-35; < Late Latin aequilībrātus, past participle of aequilībrāre to be in equilibrium; see -ate1
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equilibration, noun
equilibrator, noun
unequilibrated, adjective Unabridged
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/ˌiːkwɪˈlaɪbreɪt; ɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪt/
to bring to or be in equilibrium; balance
Derived Forms
equilibration (ˌiːkwɪlaɪˈbreɪʃən; ɪˌkwɪlɪ-) noun
equilibrator (ɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪtə) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin aequilībrāre, from aequilībris in balance; see equilibrium
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equilibration in Medicine

equilibration e·quil·i·bra·tion (ĭ-kwĭl'ə-brā'shən)

  1. The development or maintenance of an equilibrium.

  2. The process of exposing a liquid to a gas that is at a certain partial pressure until the partial pressures of the gas inside and outside the liquid are equal.

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