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equilibrate

[ ih-kwil-uh-breyt, ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt, ek-wuh- ]
/ 瑟藞kw瑟l 蓹藢bre瑟t, 藢i kw蓹藞la瑟 bre瑟t, 藢蓻k w蓹- /
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verb (used with object), e路quil路i路brat路ed, e路quil路i路brat路ing.
to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium.
to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise.
verb (used without object), e路quil路i路brat路ed, e路quil路i路brat路ing.
to be in equilibrium; balance.
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Origin of equilibrate

1625鈥35; <Late Latin aequil墨br膩tus, past participle of aequil墨br膩re to be in equilibrium; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM equilibrate

e路quil路i路bra路tion, noune路quil路i路bra路tor, nounun路e路quil路i路brat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equilibrate

equilibrate
/ (藢i藧kw瑟藞la瑟bre瑟t, 瑟藞kw瑟l瑟藢bre瑟t) /

verb
to bring to or be in equilibrium; balance

Derived forms of equilibrate

equilibration (藢i藧kw瑟la瑟藞bre瑟蕛蓹n, 瑟藢kw瑟l瑟-), nounequilibrator (瑟藞kw瑟l瑟藢bre瑟t蓹), noun

Word Origin for equilibrate

C17: from Late Latin aequil墨br膩re, from aequil墨bris in balance; see equilibrium
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