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excogitate

[ eks-koj-i-teyt ]
/ 蓻ks藞k蓲d蕭 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路cog路i路tat路ed, ex路cog路i路tat路ing.
to think out; devise; invent.
to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.
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Origin of excogitate

First recorded in 1520鈥30; from Latin exc艒git膩tus, past participle of exc艒git膩re 鈥渢o devise, invent, think out鈥; see ex-1, cogitate

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British Dictionary definitions for excogitate

excogitate
/ (蓻ks藞k蓲d蕭瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to devise, invent, or contrive
to think out in detail

Derived forms of excogitate

excogitable, adjectiveexcogitation, nounexcogitative, adjectiveexcogitator, noun

Word Origin for excogitate

C16: from Latin exc艒git膩re, from c艒git膩re to ponder, cogitate
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