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desiderate

[ dih-sid-uh-reyt ]
/ d瑟藞s瑟d 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路sid路er路at路ed, de路sid路er路at路ing.
to wish or long for.
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Origin of desiderate

1635鈥45; <Latin d膿s墨der膩tus (past participle of d膿s墨der膩re to long for, require), equivalent to d膿-de- + s墨der- (stem of s墨dus) heavenly body, constellation + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM desiderate

de路sid路er路a路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for desiderate

desiderate
/ (d瑟藞z瑟d蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss

Derived forms of desiderate

desideration, noun

Word Origin for desiderate

C17: from Latin d膿s墨der膩re, from de- + s墨dus star; see desire
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