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bombinate

[ bom-buh-neyt ]

verb (used without object)

, bom·bi·nat·ed, bom·bi·nat·ing.
  1. to make a humming or buzzing noise.


bombinate

/ ˈbɒmbɪˌneɪt /

verb

  1. literary.
    intr to make a buzzing noise Also (rare)bombilate


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Derived Forms

  • ˌbombiˈnation, noun

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Other Words From

  • bombi·nation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bombinate1

First recorded in 1875–80; from New Latin bombinātus, past participle of bombināre, apparently coined by François Rabelais on the basis of Latin bombilāre “to hum, buzz,” from Greek bombyliázein, derivative of bómbos; bomb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bombinate1

C19: from Latin bombināre , variant of bombilāre to buzz

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