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librate

[lahy-breyt] /ˈlaɪ breɪt/
verb (used without object), librated, librating.
1.
to oscillate or move from side to side or between two points.
2.
to remain poised or balanced.
Origin of librate
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin lībrātus past participle of lībrāre. to balance, make level, bring to equilibrium. See Libra, -ate1
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librate

/ˈlaɪbreɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to oscillate or waver
2.
to hover or be balanced
Derived Forms
libratory (ˈlaɪbrətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C17: back formation from libration
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