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insolate

[in-soh-leyt] /ˈɪn soʊˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), insolated, insolating.
1.
to expose to the sun's rays; treat by exposure to the sun's rays.
Origin of insolate
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin insōlātus past participle of insōlāre to place in the sun. See in-2, soli-2, -ate1
Related forms
uninsolated, adjective
uninsolating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for insolate

insolate

/ˈɪnsəʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to expose to sunlight, as for bleaching
Word Origin
C17: from Latin insōlāre to place in the sun, from in-² + sōl sun
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Word Origin and History for insolate
v.

"to expose to the rays of the sun," 1620s, from Latin insolatus, past participle of insolare, from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + sol "sun" (see Sol). Related: Insolated; insolation.

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