insolate

[ in-soh-leyt ]
/ ˈɪn soʊˌleɪt /

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.

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Origin of insolate

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin insōlātus, past participle of insōlāre “to place in the sun”; see in-2, soli-2, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM insolate

un·in·so·lat·ed, adjectiveun·in·so·lat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for insolate

insolate
/ (ˈɪnsəʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to expose to sunlight, as for bleaching

Word Origin for insolate

C17: from Latin insōlāre to place in the sun, from in- ² + sōl sun
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