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dissertate

[ dis-er-teyt ]
/ 藞d瑟s 蓹r藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), dis路ser路tat路ed, dis路ser路tat路ing.
to discuss a subject fully and learnedly; discourse.
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Origin of dissertate

First recorded in 1760鈥70; probably back formation from dissertation

OTHER WORDS FROM dissertate

dis路ser路ta路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dissertate

dissertate
/ (藞d瑟s蓹藢te瑟t) /

verb
(intr) rare to give or make a dissertation

Derived forms of dissertate

dissertator, noun

Word Origin for dissertate

C18: from Latin dissert膩re to debate, from disserere to examine, from dis- 1 + serere to arrange
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