[aw-skuh l-teyt]

verb (used with or without object), aus·cul·tat·ed, aus·cul·tat·ing. Medicine/Medical.

to examine by auscultation.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for auscultated

Historical Examples of auscultated

  • 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 auscultated



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



"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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

auscultated in Medicine




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