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ergate

[ ur-geyt ]
/ ˈɜr geɪt /
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noun

a worker ant.

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Origin of ergate

First recorded in 1905–10; from Greek ergátēs “worker, doer, producer,” equivalent to érgon “work” (see work) + -atēs agent suffix
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