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bombinate

[ bom-buh-neyt ]
/ 藞b蓲m b蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), bom路bi路nat路ed, bom路bi路nat路ing.
to make a humming or buzzing noise.
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Origin of bombinate

First recorded in 1875鈥80; from New Latin bombin膩tus, past participle of bombin膩re, apparently coined by Fran莽ois Rabelais on the basis of Latin bombil膩re 鈥渢o hum, buzz,鈥 from Greek bombyli谩zein, derivative of b贸mbos; see bomb

OTHER WORDS FROM bombinate

bom路bi路na路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bombinate

bombinate
/ (藞b蓲mb瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(intr) literary to make a buzzing noiseAlso (rare): bombilate

Derived forms of bombinate

bombination, noun

Word Origin for bombinate

C19: from Latin bombin膩re, variant of bombil膩re to buzz
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