insolate

[ in-soh-leyt ]

verb (used with object),in·so·lat·ed, in·so·lat·ing.
  1. to expose to the sun's rays; treat by exposure to the sun's rays.

Origin of insolate

1
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, adjective
  • un·in·so·lat·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for insolate

insolate

/ (ˈɪnsəʊˌleɪt) /


verb
  1. (tr) to expose to sunlight, as for bleaching

Origin of insolate

1
C17: from Latin insōlāre to place in the sun, from in- ² + sōl sun

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