bombinate

[ bom-buh-neyt ]
/ ˈbɒm bəˌneɪt /

verb (used without object), bom·bi·nat·ed, bom·bi·nat·ing.

to make a humming or buzzing noise.

Origin of bombinate

1875–80; < New Latin bombinātus, past participle of bombināre, apparently coined by Rabelais on basis of Latin bombilāre to hum, buzz < Greek bombyliázein, derivative of bómbos; see bomb

Related forms

bom·bi·na·tion, noun
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bombinate

/ (ˈbɒmbɪˌneɪt) /

verb

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

Derived Forms

bombination, noun

Word Origin for bombinate

C19: from Latin bombināre, variant of bombilāre to buzz
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