[ ih-kwil-uh-breyt, ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt, ek-wuh- ]
/ ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, ˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt, ˌɛk wə- /

verb (used with object), e·quil·i·brat·ed, e·quil·i·brat·ing.

to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium.
to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise.

verb (used without object), e·quil·i·brat·ed, e·quil·i·brat·ing.

to be in equilibrium; balance.

Origin of equilibrate

1625–35; < Late Latin aequilībrātus, past participle of aequilībrāre to be in equilibrium; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM equilibrate

e·quil·i·bra·tion, noune·quil·i·bra·tor, nounun·e·quil·i·brat·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for equilibration

British Dictionary definitions for equilibration

/ (ˌiːkwɪˈlaɪbreɪt, ɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪt) /


to bring to or be in equilibrium; balance

Derived forms of equilibrate

equilibration (ˌiːkwɪlaɪˈbreɪʃən, ɪˌkwɪlɪ-), nounequilibrator (ɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪtə), noun

Word Origin for equilibrate

C17: from Late Latin aequilībrāre, from aequilībris in balance; see equilibrium
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for equilibration

[ ĭ-kwĭl′ə-brāshən ]


The development or maintenance of an equilibrium.
The process of exposing a liquid to a gas that is at a certain partial pressure until the partial pressures of the gas inside and outside the liquid are equal.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.