verb (used without object), dis·ser·tat·ed, dis·ser·tat·ing.

to discuss a subject fully and learnedly; discourse.

Origin of dissertate

First recorded in 1760–70; probably back formation from dissertation
Related formsdis·ser·ta·tor, noun
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(intr) rare to give or make a dissertation
Derived Formsdissertator, noun

Word Origin for dissertate

C18: from Latin dissertāre to debate, from disserere to examine, from dis- 1 + serere to arrange
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