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velate

[adjective vee-lit, -leyt; verb vee-leyt] /adjective ˈvi lɪt, -leɪt; verb ˈvi leɪt/
adjective
1.
Biology. having a velum.
verb (used with object), velated, velating.
2.
Phonetics. to velarize.
Origin of velate
1855-1860
From the New Latin word vēlātus, dating back to 1855-60. See velum, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for velate

velate

/ˈviːlɪt; -leɪt/
adjective
1.
having or covered with velum
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