delimit

[dih-lim-it]
verb (used with object)
  1. 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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Related Words for delimiting

demarcate, bound, mark, limit, determine, measure, specify, define, delimitate

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British Dictionary definitions for delimiting

delimit

delimitate

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

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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