cerebrate

[ ser-uh-breyt ]
/ ˈsɛr əˌbreɪt /

verb (used with or without object), cer·e·brat·ed, cer·e·brat·ing.

to use the mind; think or think about.

Nearby words

  1. cerebral sinus,
  2. cerebral sphingolipidosis,
  3. cerebral tetanus,
  4. cerebral thrombosis,
  5. cerebral vesicle,
  6. cerebration,
  7. cerebric,
  8. cerebriform,
  9. cerebritis,
  10. cerebro-

Origin of cerebrate

1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, -ation

Related formscer·e·bra·tion, nouncer·e·bra·tion·al, adjective

Can be confusedcelebrate celibate cerebrate

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British Dictionary definitions for cerebration

cerebration

/ (ˌsɛrɪˈbreɪʃən) /

noun

the act of thinking; consideration; thought

Word Origin for cerebration

C19: from Latin cerebrum brain

cerebrate

/ (ˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt) /

verb

(intr) usually facetious to use the mind; think; ponder; consider
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Word Origin and History for cerebration

cerebration

n.

1853, coined by English physiologist Dr. William B. Carpenter (1813-1885) from Latin cerebrum "brain" (see cerebral) + -ation. Related: Cerebrate (v.); cerebrated.

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Medicine definitions for cerebration

cerebration

[ sĕr′ə-brāshən ]

n.

Activity of the mental processes; thinking.

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