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auscultate

[ aw-skuhl-teyt ]
/ ˈɔ skəlˌteɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), aus·cul·tat·ed, aus·cul·tat·ing.Medicine/Medical.

to examine by auscultation.

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Origin of auscultate

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from auscultation

OTHER WORDS FROM auscultate

aus·cul·ta·tive [aw-skuhl-tey-tiv, aw-skuhl-tuh-], /ˈɔ skəlˌteɪ tɪv, ɔˈskʌl tə-/, aus·cul·ta·to·ry [aw-skuhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ɔˈskʌl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveaus·cul·ta·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for auscultate

  • The fetal heart must be auscultated every half hour at most, between and during the pains.

  • The tonics ought during the time to be discontinued, and the chest should be daily auscultated to learn when the symptoms subside.

    The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for auscultate

auscultate
/ (ˈɔːskəlˌteɪt) /

verb

to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation

Derived forms of auscultate

auscultator, noun
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Medical definitions for auscultate

auscultate
[ ôskəl-tāt′ ]

v.

To examine by auscultation.

Other words from auscultate

auscul•ta′tive adj.aus•culta•to′ry (ô-skŭltə-tôr′ē) adj.
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