- to examine by auscultation.
Origin of auscultate
Examples from the Web for auscultate
"I wish you to auscultate me," he said, addressing the doctor who entered the room.The Silver Lining
The thinker of to-day has a great duty—to auscultate civilization.Les Misrables
Nevertheless, they gave advice, got on the moral hobby again, and had the assurance to auscultate.Bouvard and Pcuchet
- to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
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."
- To examine by auscultation.