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.

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Origin of delimit

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

delimit

delimitate

/ (diːˈlɪmɪt) /

verb

(tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate

Derived forms of delimit

delimitation, noundelimitative, adjective
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