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calumniate

[ kuh-luhm-nee-eyt ]
/ k蓹藞l蕦m ni藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ca路lum路ni路at路ed, ca路lum路ni路at路ing.
to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
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Origin of calumniate

1545鈥55; <Latin calumni膩tus (past participle of calumni膩r墨 to accuse falsely, trick), equivalent to calumni(a) calumny + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM calumniate

ca路lum路ni路a路tion, nounca路lum路ni路a路tor, nounnon路ca路lum路ni路at路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calumniate

calumniate
/ (k蓹藞l蕦mn瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to slander

Derived forms of calumniate

calumniable, adjectivecalumniation, nouncalumniator, noun
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