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auscultate

[aw-skuh l-teyt]
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verb (used with or without object), aus·cul·tat·ed, aus·cul·tat·ing. Medicine/Medical.
  1. to examine by auscultation.
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Origin of auscultate

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from auscultation
Related formsaus·cul·ta·tive [aw-skuh l-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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Examples from the Web for auscultated

Historical Examples

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

    The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation

    Austin O'Malley

  • 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 auscultated

auscultate

verb
  1. to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
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Derived Formsauscultator, noun
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Word Origin and History for auscultated

auscultate

v.

"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."

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auscultated in Medicine

auscultate

skəl-tāt′)
v.
  1. To examine by auscultation.
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Related formsauscul•ta′tive adj.aus•culta•to′ry (ô-skŭltə-tôr′ē) adj.
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