See more synonyms for insolate on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), in·so·lat·ed, in·so·lat·ing.
- to expose to the sun's rays; treat by exposure to the sun's rays.
Origin of insolate
1615–25;Related formsun·in·so·lat·ed, adjectiveun·in·so·lat·ing, adjective
< Latin insōlātus
past participle of insōlāre
to place in the sun. See in-2
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British Dictionary definitions for insolate
- (tr) to expose to sunlight, as for bleaching
C17: from Latin insōlāre to place in the sun, from in- ² + sōl sun
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Word Origin and History for insolate
"to expose to the rays of the sun," 1620s, from Latin insolatus, past participle of insolare, from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + sol "sun" (see Sol). Related: Insolated; insolation.
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