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lapidate

[ lap-i-deyt ]
/ 藞l忙p 瑟藢de瑟t /
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verb (used with object), lap路i路dat路ed, lap路i路dat路ing.
to pelt with stones.
to stone to death.
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Origin of lapidate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin lapid膩tus, past participle of lapid膩re 鈥渢o stone鈥; see origin at lapidary, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM lapidate

lap路i路da路tion [lap-i-dey-shuhn], /藢l忙p 瑟藞de瑟 蕛蓹n/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidate

lapidate
/ (藞l忙p瑟藢de瑟t) /

verb (tr) literary
to pelt with stones
to kill by stoning

Derived forms of lapidate

lapidation, noun

Word Origin for lapidate

C17: from Latin lapid膩re, from lapis stone
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