verb (used with or without object), aus·cul·tat·ed, aus·cul·tat·ing. Medicine/Medical.
Origin of auscultate
Examples from the Web for auscultate
The thinker of to-day has a great duty—to auscultate civilization.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
"I wish you to auscultate me," he said, addressing the doctor who entered the room.The Silver Lining|John Roussel
Nevertheless, they gave advice, got on the moral hobby again, and had the assurance to auscultate.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for auscultate
Word Origin and History for auscultate
"to listen" (especially with a stethoscope), 1832, from Latin auscultatus, past participle of auscultare "to listen attentively to," from aus-, from auris "ear" (see ear (n.1)); "the rest is doubtful" [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere "to lean, bend."