[ koh-hoh-beyt ]
/ ˈkoʊ hoʊˌbeɪt /
verb (used with object), co·ho·bat·ed, co·ho·bat·ing.Pharmacology.
to distill again from the same or a similar substance, as by pouring a distilled liquid back upon the matter remaining in the vessel, or upon another mass of similar matter.
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Origin of cohobate
1635–45; <New Latin cohobātus (past participle of cohobāre), equivalent to kohob repetition (Paracelsian term, perhaps <dialectal Arabic kaʿab second) + -ātus-ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM cohobateco·ho·ba·tion, nounco·ho·ba·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cohobate
/ (ˈkəʊhəʊˌbeɪt) /
(tr) pharmacol to redistil (a distillate), esp by allowing it to mingle with the remaining matter
Word Origin for cohobate
C17: from New Latin cohobāre, perhaps from Arabic ka`aba to repeat an action
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