equilibrate

[ ih-kwil-uh-breyt, ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt, ek-wuh- ]

verb (used with object),e·quil·i·brat·ed, e·quil·i·brat·ing.
  1. to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium.

  2. to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise.

verb (used without object),e·quil·i·brat·ed, e·quil·i·brat·ing.
  1. to be in equilibrium; balance.

Origin of equilibrate

1
1625–35; <Late Latin aequilībrātus, past participle of aequilībrāre to be in equilibrium; see -ate1

Other words from equilibrate

  • e·quil·i·bra·tion, noun
  • e·quil·i·bra·tor, noun
  • un·e·quil·i·brat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for equilibrate

equilibrate

/ (ˌiːkwɪˈlaɪbreɪt, ɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪt) /


verb
  1. to bring to or be in equilibrium; balance

Origin of equilibrate

1
C17: from Late Latin aequilībrāre, from aequilībris in balance; see equilibrium

Derived forms of equilibrate

  • equilibration (ˌiːkwɪlaɪˈbreɪʃən, ɪˌkwɪlɪ-), noun
  • equilibrator (ɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪtə), noun

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