delimit

[ dih-lim-it ]
/ dɪˈlɪm ɪt /

verb (used with object)

to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north.

Origin of delimit

1850–55; < French délimiter < Latin dēlīmitāre, equivalent to dē- de- + līmitāre to limit
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delimit

delimitate

/ (diːˈlɪmɪt) /

verb

(tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
Derived Formsdelimitation, noundelimitative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for delimit

delimit


v.

1852, from French délimiter (18c.), from Latin delimitare "to mark out as a boundary," from de- (see de-) + limitare, from limitem, limes "boundary, limit" (see limit (n.)). Related: Delimited; delimiting.

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