[ 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.

Origin of insolate

1615–25; < Latin insōlātus past participle of insōlāre to place in the sun. See in-2, soli-2, -ate1
Related formsun·in·so·lat·ed, adjectiveun·in·so·lat·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for insolated


/ (ˈɪnsəʊˌleɪt) /


(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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Word Origin and History for insolated



"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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