indent

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[ verb in-dent; noun in-dent, in-dent ]
/ verb ɪnˈdɛnt; noun ˈɪn dɛnt, ɪnˈdɛnt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Origin of indent

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1350–1400; Middle English; back formation from indented having toothlike notches, Middle English < Medieval Latin indentātus, equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + dentātus dentate; see -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM indent

in·dent·er, in·den·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indentor (1 of 2)

indent1

verb (ɪnˈdɛnt) (mainly tr)

noun (ˈɪnˌdɛnt)

Derived forms of indent

indenter or indentor, noun

Word Origin for indent

C14: from Old French endenter, from en- 1 + dent tooth, from Latin dēns

British Dictionary definitions for indentor (2 of 2)

indent2

verb (ɪnˈdɛnt)

(tr) to make a dent or depression in

noun (ˈɪnˌdɛnt)

a dent or depression

Word Origin for indent

C15: from in- ² + dent 1
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